Aug. 11, 2012
-- Free Flash Fiction, a new market for flash fiction writers and digital artists, was launched on August 9, 2010. Within 24 hours of being online, it received its first fiction submission. The story "One Week" by Kelly Matsuura was accepted and published in the Literary category.
"It was really exciting to see a submission come in so soon after launching the website," said Cara James, website tech. "Most of the credit goes to Twitter because it's such a great community for aspiring authors. The website gathered a significant amount of interest in a very short time on Twitter."
Free Flash Fiction is an online publication dedicated to short-short fiction -- stories between 200 and 1000 words. The website states, "If a novel is a leisurely country drive, then flash fiction is a ride on a rollercoaster."
"Writing flash fiction is an intriguing exercise for a writer because there is very limited space in which to develop a setting and plot. The result is a quick hit of storytelling for the reader," said James.
Free Flash Fiction is issuing an open call for story submissions and digital artwork. One of the publication's goals is to include an illustration for each of the stories featured on the website. Free Flash Fiction publication will also accept stand-alone artwork that tells a story in itself.
Like the name suggests, all of the content at Free Flash Fiction is free. In the future, anthologies will also be free to download for popular devices such as the Kindle and iPad.
Free Flash Fiction supports new authors and artists and welcomes submissions from anyone, whether previously published or not. Stories and illustrations are accepted in a variety of genres.
For submission guidelines, visit http://www.freeflashfiction.com