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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: Summer 2021

Our Summer 2021 reading period is open until July 31st. We accept defamiliarized works in the following general categories: Short: tell us a story in 3,000 words or less; we are interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, self-contained excerpts, and genre-bending forms. Flash: a fiction, creative nonfiction, or genre-bending story under 500 words. Poetry: share one or more poems, prose poems, or multimedia works for a combined count of 500 words or less. Six Words: a story in six words; you may share up to five stories per submission, but only one will be chosen. Baring the Device: essays about defamiliarization—or defamiliarized essays about storytelling, literary craft, or publishing—for our Baring the Device column and resources; click here to learn more. The Gravity of the Thing publishes work on a rolling basis throughout its quarterly reading periods. A majority of submissions…

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Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play: Afternoon session

“When I sit down and start writing, I feel the given world recede, and I can just play.”- Sam Lipsyte In this generative short fiction writing course, we will tap into that playful mindset—by using silly rules, obstructions, oblique strategies, games, dreams, collage, odd perspectives, glimmers and more—to unlock problematic stories and/or generate new material. Stories from short fiction and flash writers including Jayne Anne Phillips, Jess Arndt, Gary Lutz, Amy Hempel, Sandra Cisneros, Ben Marcus, Isaac Babel, Carmen Maria Machado, and others will guide our discussions and exercises. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations…

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Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play

“When I sit down and start writing, I feel the given world recede, and I can just play.”- Sam Lipsyte In this generative short fiction writing course, we will tap into that playful mindset—by using silly rules, obstructions, oblique strategies, games, dreams, collage, odd perspectives, glimmers and more—to unlock problematic stories and/or generate new material. Stories from short fiction and flash writers including Jayne Anne Phillips, Jess Arndt, Gary Lutz, Amy Hempel, Sandra Cisneros, Ben Marcus, Isaac Babel, Carmen Maria Machado, and others will guide our discussions and exercises. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations…

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Submission Deadline: The Gravity of the Thing: Spring 2021

Our Spring 2021 reading period is open from March 1st to April 30th. We accept defamiliarized works in the following general categories: Short: tell us a story in 3,000 words or less; we are interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, self-contained excerpts, and genre-bending forms. Flash: a fiction, creative nonfiction, or genre-bending story under 500 words. Poetry: share one or more poems, prose poems, or multimedia works for a combined count of 500 words or less. Six Words: a story in six words; you may share up to five stories per submission, but only one will be chosen. Baring the Device: essays about defamiliarization—or defamiliarized essays about storytelling, literary craft, or publishing—for our Baring the Device column and resources; click here to learn more. The Gravity of the Thing publishes work on a rolling basis throughout its quarterly reading periods. A…

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Word by Word: A Generative Webinar with T Kira Madden

WHAT: A 2-hour online webinar. WITH: T Kira Madden WHEN: Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 1PM to 3PM PST WHERE: ZOOM (But of course.) Meeting ID will be provided ahead of time. This event will be recorded and registrants unable to make it to the session or who wish to revisit it will have access to the video for 48 hours afterwards. HOW MUCH: $100. Payment plans are always available, contact Daniel Elder at registration@corporealwriting.com SCHOLARSHIPS: Ten scholarships are available, prioritized for parents with children at home. Click here to apply. Word by Word with T Kira Madden Why do some stories require 30+ pages to reach a payoff, while others feel fully satisfying in a single paragraph or line? The answer, often, is in…

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Attic Institute: SPRING Online: Introduction to Flash Nonfiction w Brian Benson

Flash nonfiction, simply put, is true-to-life writing defined by extreme compression: it’s saying what you’ve got to say using as few words, and as much beauty, as possible. An endlessly accessible, playful, potent form, flash nonfiction is evermore popular; from Brevity to Barren, The Forge to The Sun, legions of journals are eager to publish great flash. In this prompt-driven workshop, we’ll read short nonfiction by master writers, including Ross Gay, Natalie Lima, Ira Sukrungruang, Roxane Gay, Jerald Walker, Ruth Ozeki, and many more; we’ll talk about what stories are suited for flash, how to tell them well, and where to publish them; and most of all, we’ll write, and write, and write, via in-class exercises and take-home prompts. Students will leave the class with reams of new writing and ideas for where to publish. Register for…

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Submission Deadline: Grits Quarterly: Issue #3: Revive

Revived, reborn, restored, rejuvenated. Stories of coming back to life. Reviving your body, your spirit, your hope. Healing, rescuing, or breathing new life into something old. Maybe something came close to the edge and was saved. Maybe something that had shriveled was reanimated. As we ride this winter into 2021, we are looking deep into the renaissance within us. This theme is open to your interpretation! Issue #3 submission deadline : January 11, 2021 Issue #3 release : February 2021 What kind of work are we looking for? We want to read your truest weirds. Words that smack you in the stomach. Words that gnaw your bones. Little grits stuck in your teeth that remind us of our humanity. Written works: poetry, prose, short story,…

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How to Get Published in The Commuter

Unlike most literary magazines, The Commuter chooses its weekly piece of poetry, flash, graphic, or experimental narrative almost exclusively from unsolicited submissions—9 out of 10 issues are drawn from the so-called “slush.” (We don’t think it’s slush!) Work published in The Commuter has been recognized by Best American Poetry and Comics, the Wigleaf Top 50, and Best Small Fictions. But we get thousands of submissions every year, and only publish 52 issues. So how can you help your work get recognized? Commuter editors Halimah Marcus, Kelly Luce, and Ed Skoog invite you behind the scenes for a frank editorial discussion that is a must-watch for anyone planning to submit. Q&A to follow. This event is part of Electric Lit’s Winter Salon Series, presented by Reedsy.…

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Flash Creative Nonfiction

In this two-part class taught by Jay Ponteri, we will write compressed creative nonfiction together. We will do guided writing exercises and study brief nonfiction works / passages by Asiya Waddud, Layli Long Soldier, Nathalie Léger, Ocean Vuong, and Poupeh Missaghi, among others. The techniques we shall encounter include specificity, syntax and diction, expansive brevity, structure. Most notably, we will form a community of writers that is guided by belonging, visibility, and respect. *IPRC Creative Workshops for Fall 2020 will be held online via zoom, PST. Sunday Nov. 8th & 15th, 3-6pm Cost: $75 Register here *2 spots available at sliding scale, BIPOC prioritized; email hquinn@iprc.org *2 spots available at no cost, BIPOC prioritized; email hquinn@iprc.org About the Instructor: Jay Ponteri directs the Low-Residency MFA…

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Southern Oregon Online: Writing and Marketing Short Pieces with Sheila Bender

Get Flashy – Writing and Marketing Short Pieces with Sheila Bender Flash nonfiction, flash fiction and flash series have gained traction in the publishing and literary worlds over the last years with iStories, New York Times Tiny Love Stories, Brevity, A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction, and anthologies such as Flash Fiction Funny, Flash Nonfiction Funny and You Have Time for This. The form, you may recognize, has been around for decades, even centuries, though not named flash. If you’ve been wondering about short pieces and how to get them published and marketed, join us at our online chapter meeting with author Sheila Bender. Sheila will discuss some of her favorite work from many sources and exercises for developing one’s own flash pieces, sometimes by…

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