UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: September Edition

Column by Taylor Houston September 30, 2014
It's my BIRTHDAY month...so someone write me an awesome birthday-themed flash fiction story.

The Art of Microfiction

Column by Gayle Towell July 24, 2014
A brief discussion of microfiction: who writes/reads it and why, tricks of the trade, and places to submit.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: June Edition

Column by Taylor Houston June 30, 2014
Win James Neal Harvey's latest and celebrate 100 years of Joyce.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: May Edition

Column by Taylor Houston May 30, 2014
15 words or less about this old house. Go.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: April (Poetry Month) Edition

Column by Taylor Houston April 30, 2014
Poetry Noir and a SWEET prize from Richard Thomas.

9 Great Poop Reads: Taking Literary Structures From Classroom To Bathroom

Column by Peter Derk April 9, 2014
Learn everything you need to know about short form writing through Poop Reads, short reading sprints accomplished while...well, you get it.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: March Edition

Column by Taylor Houston March 31, 2014
More awesome reads from Two Dollar Radio will be awarded to the best Flash Fiction story about Pi(e)!

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: February Edition

Column by Taylor Houston February 27, 2014
Short month and a closer deadline. Get Flashy!
Bookshots: 'States Of Grace' by Stephen Graham Jones

Bookshots: 'States Of Grace' by Stephen Graham Jones

Review by Christopher Shultz February 26, 2014
Fifty short, short stories exploring the mundane, the depraved, and all points in-between.

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: January Edition

Column by Taylor Houston January 31, 2014
New year, new rules. This month, write about something "new" in 14 words or less.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: December (Holiday) Edition

Column by Taylor Houston January 1, 2014
Can't get "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" out of your head? Did you just watch "A Muppet Christmas Carol" for the 100th time (even though you're 41?)Then this edition of the Smackdown is for you!

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash (Crime) Fiction Smackdown: November Edition

Column by Taylor Houston November 27, 2013
Win a copy of the Kwik Krimes anothology by writing a 100-word "Flash Crime" story.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: October Edition

Column by Taylor Houston October 31, 2013
I dare you to scare me. 25 words. 2 sentences. Endless opportunity for horror and pre-Halloween fright.

Updated With Winners: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: September Edition (...and another chance to win Chuck Palahniuk's new book!)

Column by Taylor Houston September 30, 2013
Get another chance to win one of three copies we are giving away of Chuck Palahniuk's next book Doomed by writing a metaphor for Purgatory in 25 words or less.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: July Edition

Column by Taylor Houston July 31, 2013
Win a copy of DOOMED, Chuck Palahniuk's upcoming sequel to DAMNED, in: Flash Fiction Smackdown - Dante Edition

Five Literary Magazines That Restore My Faith in Publishing

Column by Taylor Houston July 8, 2013
Five literary magazines that keep me from utter despair.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: June Edition

Column by Taylor Houston June 28, 2013
Summer. June. Gatsby. Flash. Fiction. Win. Joyland. King.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: May Edition

Column by Taylor Houston May 31, 2013
Flash! (ahh-hh) It's flash fiction time!

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: April (and POETRY) Edition

Column by Taylor Houston May 1, 2013
A poem. An apology. A prompt. Flash Poetry in honor of April's Poetry Month.
Inkvite - Collaborative Fiction App for iPhones

Inkvite - New Collaborative Fiction App for iPhones

News by Dean Fetzer
A new social reading and writing app for the iPhone aims to rejuvenate flash fiction by making it easy (and fun).

UPDATED WITH WINNER - LitReactor's Flash Fiction Smackdown: March Edition

Column by Taylor Houston March 29, 2013
Two sentences. 25 words. Flash!

Flash Fiction: The Zorro Circle of Storytelling

Column by Robbie Blair March 4, 2013
Flash fiction can help writers answer vital questions: How can you identify which words to cut? How can you use subtlety to increase the power of your prose? And what's at the heart of a story?