We're excited to announce this new competition judged by author, teacher and editor Meg Pokrass whose novella, Here, Where We Live is one of the flash-fiction novellas included in the Rose Metal Press awarding winning guide My Very End of the Universe – five Novellas-in-flash and a study of the form.
From My Very End of the Universe:
"One way to describe the interplay between flash fiction and novellas-in-flash is to think of each flash as a star. Stars stand alone...In nearly every era and culture, humans have named the stars and then taken those beloved luminous points and connected them in the sky into shapes and stories. Novellas-in-flash are like those constellations: writers linking their flashes together into a larger image– into narratives deep with possibilities"
Read Meg's interview here for more information.
And if you are in Bath on 29th July do come and hear Meg read alongside poet and flash-fiction writer, Carrie Etter. Places available for booking here.
Friday 29th July
7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
St James' Wine Vaults
10 St James St
Limited availability. Your place will be confirmed by email.
American writer, Meg Pokrass, is a flash fiction writer, poet and writing tutor. Her books include flash fiction collections, Bird Envy (2014), Damn Sure Right (Press 53 2011) and The Dog Looks Happy Upsidedown (forthcoming from Etruscan Press 2016) and an award-winning book of prose poetry Cellulose Pajamas (Blue Light Book Award Winner 2015). Among her many other publications, she has a flash-fiction novella and essay on the form in My Very End of the Universe, Five mini-novellas in flash and a Study of the Form published by Rose Metal Press. Meg is moving from the United States to England at the end of this year, and we're thrilled she is able to spend some time with us. Meg will be reading from her new collection The Dog Looks Happy Upsidedown which you can pre-order here and follow on Facebook.
Carrie Etter is an American award-winning poet, resident in the UK since 2001. She has three published collections, The Tethers (Seren 2009), Divining for Starters (Shearsman 2011) and Imagined Sons (Seren 2014) and is also a flash fiction writer. Carrie is senior lecturer in creative writing at Bath Spa University, where she has taught since 2004. She will be reading from her new flash fiction pamphlet Hometown, available here.
Meg and Carrie will be joined by local prize-winning and published flash fiction and short story writers K M Elkes, Diane Simmons and Santino Prinzi.
Book early to avoid disappointment. We're looking forward to a great evening of flash.