Hi all. This month we’re going to the dark side…by way of pulp. That’s right, we’re aiming for a touch of pulp horror in our prose this time around. If you’re unsure what that really means, click this link, but if clicking is too much, imagine ‘Jaws’ (random as F*** when written), The Amityville Horror, […]Read more "July’s Zeroflash flash fiction competition"
Zeroflash and Brilliant Flash Fiction have teamed-up to create the very first, monthly, #zeroflash280 challenge. You likely get the idea, but I’ll say it anyway. Once per month we hold #zeroflash280. One hour (12-1pm BST) Spread over @zer0flashfict and Brilliant Flash Fiction. Maximum 280 characters. Theme: a combination of both the monthly zeroflash theme and […]Read more "The 1st Zeroflash Twitter Competition"
Peculiars magazine is a platform created with the aim of bringing awareness around mental health, through art. We showcase artists from all over the world: some are photographers, some are poets, some are illustrators, some are writers,… but they all have one thing in common: they’re fighting their demons. They’re survivors. Why did you start […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with Célia Schouteden of Peculiars Magazine"
I’m a short story writer from Liverpool. I recently completed a Creative Writing MA at the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing and I’ve managed to win a few flash fiction competitions: Book Week Scotland 2014, Writing on the Wall’s WoWFest2016 and the Northern Short Story Festival 2017 Flash Fiction Slam. I was also […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with Phil Olsen"
This month’s competition is one close to my heart. ‘At the Mountains of Madness’, by H.P.Lovecraft (the same story that we based the logo on this month). I read and re-read this book a number of times and it led to my own writing taking something of a dark and sinister, un-Godly slant. I even […]Read more "MARCH’S ZEROFLASH WRITING COMPETITION"
I’m Jo Simmonds, I’m the editor of The Fiction Pool, an online journal which features short stories, flash fiction and occasionally poetry. I’m a published flash and short story writer but I also dabble in poetry and script writing. Why did you start your publication? I started The Fiction Pool because I was aware of […]Read more "Getting into writing – an interview with Jo Simmonds, editor of The Fiction Pool"
Born the son of an unemployed coal miner in a tiny Kentucky Appalachian villa named Big Creek (population 400), Jason fought his way out of the hills to the big city of Lexington. He attended Transylvania University (real school with its own vampire) and received a degree in computer science. Since 2004, he has owned […]Read more "An Interview with Jason Sizemore of Apex Magazine"