Flash Fiction International

These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal.

Flash Fiction International

A dazzling new anthology of the very best very short fiction from around the world. What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a micro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical forms, a paragraph-length novel, a scientific report on volcanic fireflies that proliferate in nightclubs. Flash has always—and everywhere—been a form of experiment, of possibility. A new entry in the lauded Flash and Sudden Fiction anthologies, this collection includes 86 of the most beautiful, provocative, and moving narratives by authors from six continents, including best-selling writer Etgar Keret, Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah, Korean screenwriter Kim Young-ha, Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, and Argentinian “Queen of the Microstory” Ana María Shua, among many others. These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal.

Flash Fiction International Very Short Stories from Around the World

ALSO EDITED BY ROBERT SHAPARD AND JAMES THOMAS Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories Sudden Fiction International Sudden Fiction (Continued) Flash Fiction Forward New Sudden Fiction Sudden Fiction Latino ALSO EDITED BY JAMES ...

Flash Fiction International  Very Short Stories from Around the World

A dazzling new anthology of the very best very short fiction from around the world. What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a micro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical forms, a paragraph-length novel, a scientific report on volcanic fireflies that proliferate in nightclubs. Flash has always—and everywhere—been a form of experiment, of possibility. A new entry in the lauded Flash and Sudden Fiction anthologies, this collection includes 86 of the most beautiful, provocative, and moving narratives by authors from six continents, including best-selling writer Etgar Keret, Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah, Korean screenwriter Kim Young-ha, Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, and Argentinian “Queen of the Microstory” Ana María Shua, among many others. These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal.

Sudden Fiction International

Gathers stories by Julio Cortazar, Margaret Atwood, Colette, Heinrich Boil, Jorge Luis Borges, Doris Lessing, and Isak Dinesen

Sudden Fiction International

Gathers stories by Julio Cortazar, Margaret Atwood, Colette, Heinrich Boil, Jorge Luis Borges, Doris Lessing, and Isak Dinesen

Sudden Fiction International

Following the recent popular success of Sudden Fiction, this volume enters new realms to gather more than fifty of the best and most compelling short stories--each complete and no more than five pages--from all over the world.

Sudden Fiction International

Following the recent popular success of Sudden Fiction, this volume enters new realms to gather more than fifty of the best and most compelling short stories--each complete and no more than five pages--from all over the world.

Brevity

Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash Fiction. Philadelphia, PA: PS Books, 2011. Moore, Dinty, ed. Sudden Stories: The MAMMOTH Book of Miniscule Fiction. ... Sudden Fiction International: 60 ShortShort Stories.

Brevity

In Brevity, David Galef provides a guide to writing flash fiction, from tips on technique to samples by canonical and contemporary authors to provocative prompts that inspire powerful stories in a little space. Galef traces the genre back to its varied origins, from the short-short to nanofiction, with examples that include vignettes, prose poems, character sketches, fables, lists, twist stories, surrealism, and metafiction. The authors range from the famous, such as Colette and Borges, to today's voices, like Roxane Gay and Bruce Holland Rogers. A writer and longtime creative writing teacher, Galef also shows how flash fiction skills translate to other types of writing. Brevity is an indispensable resource for anyone working in this increasingly popular form. For more information, see davidgalef.com/brevity.

Sudden Fiction continued

Collected from nearly two hundred international magazines, an anthology of short stories covers a wide range of themes and includes the works of William Maxwell, Margaret Atwood, and Don DeLillo

Sudden Fiction  continued

Collected from nearly two hundred international magazines, an anthology of short stories covers a wide range of themes and includes the works of William Maxwell, Margaret Atwood, and Don DeLillo

New Sudden Fiction

A compelling array of short stories presents sixty tales, each under two thousand words, that represent a variety of genres and perspectives in works by Tobias Wolff, Sam Shepard, Aimee Bender, Jorge Luis Arzola, and other notable writers ...

New Sudden Fiction

SHAPARD/NEW SUDDEN FICTION

The Short Story in South Africa

New York: Gibbs Smith. Shapard R and Thomas J (eds) (1989) Sudden Fiction International: 60 Short- Short Stories. New York: Norton. Shapard R and Thomas J (eds) (1996) Sudden Fiction (Continued): 60 New ShortShort Stories.

The Short Story in South Africa

This book considers the key critical interventions on short story writing in South Africa written in English since the year 2000. The short story genre, whilst often marginalised in national literary canons, has been central to the trajectory of literary history in South Africa. In recent years, the short story has undergone a significant renaissance, with new collections and young writers making a significant impact on the contemporary literary scene, and subgenres such as speculative fiction, erotic fiction, flash fiction and queer fiction expanding rapidly in popularity. This book examines the role of the short story genre in reflecting or championing new developments in South African writing and the ways in which traditional boundaries and definitions of the short story in South Africa have been reimagined in the present. Drawing together a range of critical interventions, including scholarly articles, interviews and personal reflective pieces, the volume traces some of the aesthetic and thematic continuities and discontinuities in the genre and sheds new light on questions of literary form. Finally, the book considers the place of the short story in twenty-first century writing and interrogates the ways in which the short story form may contribute to, or recast ideas of, the post-apartheid or post-transitional. The perfect guide to contemporary short story writing in South Africa, this book will be essential reading for researchers of African literature.

Writing Short Stories

The Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, Rose Metal Press, 2009 Journals FlashFiction.net http://flashfiction.net/ Flash: The International Short Short Story magazine, www.chester.ac.uk/flash.magazine Smokelong quarterly ...

Writing Short Stories

Writing Short Stories: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing short fiction successfully. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the form, personal reflections by the editors, and help getting started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by leading short story writers, including: Alison Moore, Jane Rogers, Edith Pearlman, David Vann, Anthony Doerr, Vanessa Gebbie, Alexander MacLeod, Adam Thorpe and Elspeth Sandys. PART 3 contains practical advice - from shaping plots and exploring your characters to beating writers' block, rewriting and publishing your stories.

The Short Story

Flash Fiction set a limit of approximately “750 words”.13 The editors of Sudden Fiction opted for 1,500 words,14 which seems rather unsudden: James Joyce's “After the ... Sudden Fiction International: 60 Short-Short Stories (1989).

The Short Story

Long regarded as an undervalued and marginalised genre, the short story is undergoing a renaissance. The Short Story celebrates its unique appeal. Practitioners and scholars address the issues facing short story criticism in the 21st century. Author A.L. Kennedy shares the pleasures and frustrations of writing the short story in the literary marketplace. This is followed by an assessment of recent attempts to promote short story readership in the UK. Other contributors look at forms such as the short-short and the short story sequence. The range of authors discussed includes Martin Amis, Anita Desai, Salman Rushdie and James Joyce. The short story is the most international of genres; this is reflected in chapters on Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino and on Japanese short fiction. Postcolonial and translation theory are combined with the close reading of specific texts. Neglected authors, such as the Welsh writer Dorothy Edwards and the colonial figure Frank Swettenham, are re-evaluated and we also consider genre writing, with chapters on crime fiction and Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles. Integrating theory and practice, The Short Story will appeal both to writers and to students of literary criticism.

The Telling and the Tale an Introductory Guide to Short Creative Prose

Although definitions and characterizations of short - short stories vary considerably , even radically , those critics ... In the introduction to Sudden Fiction International , Charles Baxter comments the following : " I suspect these ...

The Telling and the Tale  an Introductory Guide to Short  Creative Prose


The Cambridge Companion to Twenty First Century American Fiction

“A Scientific Approach to the Teaching of a Flash Fiction.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 16, no. 1 (2014): 127–144. Blair, Peter, and Ashley Chantler, eds. Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Journal of the ...

The Cambridge Companion to Twenty First Century American Fiction

Reading lists, course syllabi, and prizes include the phrase '21st-century American literature,' but no critical consensus exists regarding when the period began, which works typify it, how to conceptualize its aesthetic priorities, and where its geographical boundaries lie. Considerable criticism has been published on this extraordinary era, but little programmatic analysis has assessed comprehensively the literary and critical/theoretical output to help readers navigate the labyrinth of critical pathways. In addition to ensuring broad coverage of many essential texts, The Cambridge Companion to 21st Century American Fiction offers state-of-the field analyses of contemporary narrative studies that set the terms of current and future research and teaching. Individual chapters illuminate critical engagements with emergent genres and concepts, including flash fiction, speculative fiction, digital fiction, alternative temporalities, Afro-futurism, ecocriticism, transgender/queer studies, anti-carceral fiction, precarity, and post-9/11 fiction.

The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story

and Robert Shapard's and James Thomas's Sudden Fiction (1986), Sudden Fiction International (1989) and New Sudden Fiction (2007), all with limits of 1,500 words, quickly became standard works in literature and creative writing courses.

The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story

This Companion provides an accessible overview of the contexts, periods, and subgenres of English-language short fiction outside of North America.

Creative Writing and the Radical

Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short stories (1983) gathered the shortest pieces by a ... Paley and Updike; Sudden Fiction International: Sixty ShortShort Stories (1989) collected works by Atwood, Borges, Cortázar, Calvino, Dinesen, ...

Creative Writing and the Radical

The rise of digital publishing and the ebook has opened up an array of possibilities for the writer working with innovation in mind. Creative Writing and the Radical uses an examination of how experimental writers in the past have explored the possibilities of multimodal writing to theorise the nature of writing fiction in the future. It is clear that experimental writers rehearsed for technological advances long before they were invented. Through an in-depth study of writers and their motivations, challenges and solutions, the author explores the shifts creative writing teachers and students will need to make in order to adapt to a new era of fiction writing and reading.

One Year to a Writing Life

Back in the 1980s when sudden fiction—stories generally under two thousand words—was beginning to appear in literary magazines and in ... Due to its immense success, the editors published a second volume, Sudden Fiction International, ...

One Year to a Writing Life

Whether you are a writer of fiction or essays, or want to explore poetry or memoir, Tiberghien's twelve fundamental lessons will help you discover and develop your own distinct voice. Tiberghien's inventive exercises focus on the processes unique to each genre, while also offering skills applicable to any kind of writing, from authentic dialogue to masterful short-shorts. With vivid examples from literary masters such as Rainer Maria Rilke, Eduardo Galeano, May Sarton, Terry Tempest Williams, and Orhan Pamuk, One Year to a Writing Life is an essential guidebook of exercises, practical advice, and wisdom for anyone looking to embrace, explore, and implement creativity in everyday life.

Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand

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Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand

This book is a research guide to the literatures of Australia and New Zealand. It contains references to many different types of resources, paying special attention to the unique challenges inherent in conducting research on the literatures of these two distinct but closely connected countries.

The Short and Long of It

Fast Fiction: Creating Fiction in Five Minutes. Cincinnati: Story Press, 1997. ... Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1992. ... Sudden Fiction International. New 156 Appendix F: For Further Reading.

The Short and Long of It

Do you write short fiction but long to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those tight little 55ers, flash pieces, and short stories into longer, publishable work? Do you have binders full of short pieces with characters you’d love to flesh out? Are you dying to tell the rest of these stories? If so,The Short and Long of Itis for you! Award-winning short fiction writer Paul Alan Fahey shows you how to expand and adapt your brief creations into longer, more satisfying stories, plays, novellas, and novels pitch perfect for publication in the e-age. This book will help you practice expanding your short fiction. Through detailed examples and hands-on exercises, you’ll learn how to: Adapt 55 fiction into flash fiction;Adapt flash fiction into short stories and plays;Adapt flash memoir into personal essays;Write a tight logline;Develop a story theme;Build three-act structure; andDevelop characters and enhance backstory.So grab a copy today and start writing longer stories tomorrow!

Global Cultures

when you read an anthology like , say , The Penguin Book of South Afri- can Stories . ... Similar limitations govern the high quality ( in similar aesthetic terms ) of Sudden Fiction International : 60 Short Short Stories ( Norton ...

Global Cultures

An anthology of 62 stories from around the non-Euro-American world providing new definitions of cultural diversity and commonality and an invaluable tool for teachers responding to the growing need for multicultural literature. Over the past two decades, sweeping political changes and burgeoning new technologies have resulted in communities being increasingly defined in global as well as regional and national terms. Although the intellectual terra nova of world cultures remains largely uncharted, this anthology of sixty-two stories from around the non-Euro-American world provides what Elisabeth Young-Bruehl calls "an introductory map to the great wealth of literary works now being produced in, at once, the particular settings of the writers' experiences and the global setting." Young-Bruehl finds that while the cultural diversity the stories exemplify is amazing, so too is the similarity in thematic terms of the concerns that this diversity presents. Thus she organized Global Cultures thematically to highlight and clarify how these worldwide cultures both converge and diverge. A comprehensive general introduction outlines forces behind the transnational approach to literary study and chapter introductions contextualize each story. Stories from India, Cuba, South Africa, and Uruguay are connected by the theme of exile and immigration; tales from Nigeria, Guatemala, Cameroon, and Egypt share a theme of political violence and civil uprisings; works from Taiwan, Chile, Jamaica, and Syria describe commonalities of women facing effects of modernization, prejudice, war, and immigration. Global Cultures contributes to the fast-growing body of contemporary short fictions newly available in English and is an invaluable resource to meet the need for multicultural literature.

International Management Insights from Fiction and Practice

Insights from Fiction and Practice Sheila M. Puffer. “The thermos fell by itself. The floor is uneven. ... From Sudden Fiction International: Sixty ShortShort Stories, ed. Robert Shapard and James Thomas (New York: Norton, 1989).

International Management  Insights from Fiction and Practice

Exploring topics covered in international management courses, this book pairs business articles and fictional short stories to provide practical guidelines and concrete examples and convey cultural subtleties and shades of meaning.

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

More recent additions to this group of anthologies defined by genre include flash fiction anthologies, ... the annual anthologies issued by the National Flash-Fiction Day, or the recent Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories ...

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

Provides a clear introduction to the key terms and frameworks in cognitive poetics and stylistics