National Flash Fiction Day 2022

My flash fiction piece, Wild Swimming, was published in The South Short Review, Issue 6, for National Flash Fiction Day 2022. Sundown rippled across the waves as Laurie slipped into the water; the cold, slapping against her thighs as she edged further out to sea, leaving the laughter of children behind, their form, a string … Continue reading National Flash Fiction Day 2022

Tips for Submitting to Literary Journals and Magazines

I had the privilege of being invited by Reflex Press to be a reader for their Autumn International Flash Fiction Competition. I hugely admire them as a publisher of, 'long, short and very short fiction,' and have been fortunate enough to have had work published with them previously. What I gleaned from the many entries … Continue reading Tips for Submitting to Literary Journals and Magazines

Holding on to Life, FC Malby, Spillwords Press

My flash fiction, Holding on to Life, has been published with Spillwords Press... HOLDING ON TO LIFE written by: FC Malby @fcmalby I imagined him to be tall and dark, my twin brother, when she told me; similar personality, more confidence. Ma told me she’d bled heavily when she carried me, thought she’d lost me, … Continue reading Holding on to Life, FC Malby, Spillwords Press

Competition listing and other news

A very Happy Easter to you all! One of my stories has been longlisted in the Reflex Press Quarterly international flash competition, Spring 2021. “We received 720 entries from 39 different countries. We’ve compiled a longlist of fifty stories. Congratulations to everyone who made the longlist!” Reflex Press. They have also asked me to be … Continue reading Competition listing and other news

Author Interview with Vineetha Mokkil

Who or what inspired you to write short stories and when did you begin writing? All the writers I read and digested inspired me to write. I was a voracious reader as a child. I started writing when I was in middle school. Some of those stories were written for competitions held at school and … Continue reading Author Interview with Vineetha Mokkil