One positive aspect of organizing this mob as a blog carnival is that you can keep working on your stories and keep submitting them. And once the story has been accepted, we’d like to link to that publication from here. We’d love to celebrate your success, so we hope you’ll send the new link along when it happens.
We begin with the winning story, Michael Gillan Maxwell’s ‘Funky Little Blaze Orange Porkpie Hats’, published at Metazen in early July. NOMINATED FOR THE PUSHCART PRIZE BY METAZEN!
Others now published include Rachel Van Blankenship’s ‘Dear __’ (fourth place) and Nathan Long’s ‘You Who I’ve Cornered in an Empty Street’ (Highly Commended and Best Mugging Advice) published at JMWW in the summer 2013 issue.
Kari Nguyen’s ‘Naming Crayons, or the Edges of Denim’ has been published at Metazen.
Simon Lavery’s ‘Bear” has been published at Metazen.
Tantra Besko’s ‘Under a Dented Skull’ has been published at Metazen.
A longer incarnation of Gessy Alvarez’s “Garbage Bag” has been published at Black Heart Magazine.
Kelly Grotke’s “Ghost Frames” has been published at Metazen.
Piet Nieuwland’s “It’s Cool in Katoomba” has been published at Blue Fifth Review: Blue Five Notebook Series.
Nora Nadjarian’s “The Author and the Girl” has been published at Blue Fifth Review: Blue Five Notebook Series.
Tracey Upchurch, W.F. Lantry, Sarah Ni Shuilleabhain, Kyle Hemmings and Martin Porter in the Flash (Mob) Special (September 2013/13.17) at Blue Fifth Review: Blue Five Notebook Series.
William Doreski, Derek Osborne, Maggie Rainey-Smith and Joani Reese in Flash Frontier October 2013 Rescued. DEREK OSBORNE’S ‘THE NIGHT’ WAS NOMINATED FOR THE PUSHCART PRIZE BY FLASH FRONTIER!!!
We’ll keep updating this list as stories from FLASH MOB 2013 find their way to a larger reading audience, so keep us informed.
To help you find a home for your work, we’re providing a list of publications that usually don’t consider a post on a personal blog ‘published’.
When you submit to these wonderful online literary magazines, be sure to tell them that the piece has appeared on your personal blog. If you have rewritten the story, also tell the editor that the story appeared in an earlier incarnation on your blog. And, as always, read their guidelines carefully before you submit.
The Linnet’s Wings
New World Writing
4’33” (Audio magazine)
Used Furniture Review
Flash Frontier (250 words or fewer)
Thunderclap (under 250 words)
Camroc Press Review
TrainWrite (needs to have a Train theme)
Again, we’d love to hear from you, and we’d love to celebrate your success with you,