A List of Flash Fiction Collections

FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING FLASH FICTION: TIPS FROM EDITORS, TEACHERS, AND WRITERS IN THE FIELD,  edited by Tara Masih, Rose Metal Press, 2009. Steve Almond • Rusty Barnes • Randall Brown • Mark Budman • Stace Budzko • Robert Olen Butler • Ron Carlson • Kim Chinquee • Stuart Dybek • Pamelyn Casto • Pia Z. Ehrhardt • Sherrie Flick • Vanessa Gebbie • Tom Hazuka •Nathan Leslie • Michael Martone • Julio Ortega • Pamela Painter • Jayne Anne Phillips • Jennifer Pieroni • Shouhua Qi • Bruce Holland Rogers • Robert Shapard • Deb Olin Unferth • Lex Williford


They Could No Longer Contain Themselves: A Collection of Five Flash Chapbooks. Elizabeth Colen, John Jodzio, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Sean Lovelace, Mary Miller. Rose Metal Press: Brookline, MA 2011. 

Barthelme, Donald. 40 Stories. Penguin Books: New York, 1989. 

Barthelme, Donald. 60 Stories New York: Penguin Books, 1993. Not all the stories in the collection are short-short length but many are and Barthelme's one who's gifted in pushing boundaries, in experimental writing, in mixing genres.

Baudelaire, Charles. Paris Spleen. Translated from the French by Louise Varèse. New Directions Books: New York, 1970.

Calvino, Italo.  Invisible Cities.  San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1972. Trans. William Weaver. (This is a novel done with short-short pieces. It's a very different sort of beast.)  

Davis, Lydia. Almost No Memory. Picador, New York. 1997

Davis, Lydia.  Samuel Johnson is Indignant: Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus
and Giroux, 2001. 

Eagleman, David. Sum: Forty Tales From The Afterlives. Vintage Books: New York, 2009.

Kawabata, Yasunari. Palm-of-the-Hand Stories.  Translated from the Japanese
by Lane Dunlap & J. Martin Holman. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux,

Keret, Etgar. The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God & Other Stories. The Toby Press: London, England 2004. 

Lightman, Alan. Einstein's Dreams: A Novel. Vintage Contemporaries: New York, 2004. 

Nesset, Kirk. Mr. Agreeable: Stories. Mammoth Books, DuBois, Pennsylvania, 2009.

Phillips, Jayne Anne. Black Tickets. Vintage Contemporaries: New York, 2001. 

Yougrau, Barry.  A Man Jumps Out of an Airplane. New York:
Arcade Publishing, 1984. 

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About Pamelyn Casto

Pamelyn Casto is a freelance writer whose work on flash fiction has appeared in several publications including _Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers and Writer's in the Field_ (Tara Masih, Ed., Rose Metal Press, 2009), _Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading_ (Kenneth Womack, Ed., Greenwood Press, 2008), and in various issues of Writer's Digest (and their other publications). Her work was also nominated for a Pushcart Award and she has taught several popular online courses in flash fiction (and in haibun). For fifteen years she served as administrator for a busy online flash fiction workshop. Her areas of ongoing research include all aspects of ancient Greek culture, the witchcraze era of early modern European history, and a particular and highly focused aspect of Nazi Germany. Since discovering the vast resources of the Internet, she has chosen to give up sleeping.