Story of the Week


I try not to stare, but their legs are so long. Tan limbs lingering in line as if highlighting their youth. As if macchiato is a recipe for...

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From the Archive

Featured Monthly Column

Speaking of Flash Fiction . . .

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“The Remarkable Reinvention of Very Short Fiction”

Is very short fiction a renaissance or a reinvention? Are these stories defined by length, and what does a story require? In this essay...

What are Editors Looking For?


Ask an Editor Series: Jason Cook

Jason Cook is the Founding Editor of Fiddleblack. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Jason what he typically looks...

Suggestions & Advice for Writers

Quick Flashes from Novels


Novel Flash: Out of the Easy

My mother’s a prostitute. Not the filthy, streetwalking kind. She’s actually quite pretty, fairly well spoken, and has lovely...

Looking for Advice from Agents?


Ask an Agent Series: Jennifer Unter

Jennifer Unter founded The Unter Agency, LLC in 2008.For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Jennifer what she...

Featured Essay

“See Me”

Transparency is not art, but it is increasingly a part of life. There is no longer much of a choice when it comes to exposure. Writers,...

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News / Announcements


“2014 National Book Award & Man Booker Prize: American Writers?”

For the first time in the going on fifty year history of The Man Booker Prize, novels from writers who are not citizens of The United...

Recent Book Reviews


A Review of Kirsty Logan’s The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales by Kirsty Logan (Salt Publishing, Cromer, Nofolk, UK, 2014)  ...


Looking for Recommendations on What to Read?

Reading Lists: “Read 15 Amazing Works Of Fiction In Less Than 30 Minutes”

Twitter fiction and six-word stories have permeated the literary world, but the concept of telling very short tales isn't exactly new....

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Audio Readings from Our Authors

The Story Behind the Story

The Story Behind the Story: “Find His Blue”

In this segment of The Story Behind the Story, Leesa Cross-Smith talks about what motivated her to write "Find His Blue." When I...

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