It was quite a week for #fridayflash. We have sixty-two stories in the round-up, including six from debut authors. Please welcome Lindsay Oberst, Gregory VanWagenen, Jesse Groppi, Virginia Moffatt, ThomG, and Deborah Bundy to our amazing writing community. I am sure I speak for all when I say we are all very happy to have you join us. As always there is a broad range of styles and genre, so there should be something for everyone. If you wrote a #fridayflash, and story is not in this listing, please visit the Collector to add your details. Once you’ve put it in the Collector I can harvest it, and add it to the report.
I apologize for getting this up a little late. This has been a very busy week for me here at Mad Utopia. On Friday I hosted a guest post from Tina Moreau, Manager of Absolute Xpress. She discussed their upcoming Thieves and Scoundrels Anthology. Submissions don’t close until Junary 15th, so if you have something in your hip pocket, or write well under pressure, there is still time to submit. It should be right up the alley of many #fridayflash writers, and is a chance at a paying market.
I also had to write my own #fridayflash, and get it posted in time, as well as work out the mechanics of distributing Best Of stories to first round judges. I’ve sent out 12 stories so far to two judges, just to get the process down. If you are a Best of 2009 first round judge watch your email. I’ll be sending out more packets today. I still need to get the Reader’s Choice poll up. Hope to do that today as well. As I said, it’s been a little busy here at Mad Utopia, but all your wonderful stories make it all worth while. Thanks again everyone, for participating in the writing, the reading, and the word-of-mouth marketing you do for #fridayflash. It would be nothing without you. ~jon
Variations of the Truth by Lauren Cude via Facebook ~ Slice of Life
Instructions: Parent Teacher Conference for a Retarded Child by Lou @lfreshwater ~ Literary
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