Every Day Fiction

Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 7:12 PM

I got an email today that cheered me up. My short-short story called OPENING TIME will appear in Every Day Fiction at some point in the future (they're to let me know when).

Every Day Fiction is a zine that specialises in Flash Fiction, short stories of 1000 words or less. Mine clocks in at about 500. They email a piece once a day to their subscriber list, as well as posting them online. It's a good idea, and a great way to leverage technology for the good of the short story.

If I may blow my own trumpet a little, the editors had this to say about my piece:

"Perfectly crafted voice maintained all the way through. The one-sided dialogue is so nicely done that you can almost hear the other man's responses."

"Very well done, deftly handled prose. Gives a wonderful idea of this man's character, told in an original voice."

Visit them at http://www.everydayfiction.com/.

PS - Thanks to Betsy for her notes on this piece. :)



Blogger Chris said...

Congrats! I look forward to reading it!

8:24 PM  
Blogger Josephine Damian said...

WTG, Conduit!

As my sainted Irish mother used to say: "Don't hide your light a bushel."

Never be shy about posting news like this, for, at the very least, it gives us all hope of having work accepted.

What a cool idea, flash fiction delivered every day via email. Really looking forward to reading your story.

PS: Thanks for the positive comment about my BookEnds pitch, but since it'll be forever (or never) till Jessica weighs in, I decided to post it on crapometer - they ripped it to pieces, and rightly so - I can see much room for improvement. It'll be back to the drawing board for me, and then I'll take my chances with the Evil Editor.

11:06 PM  
Blogger Ello said...

Congrats that is awesome news!

11:29 PM  
Blogger Church Lady said...

It's always nice to hear that kind of validation.

1:23 AM  
Blogger McKoala said...

Well done Conduit! Great comments.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Robin S. said...

Congrats, Conduit!

This is my first time visiting - nice to see you're from Northern Ireland.

2:13 AM  
Blogger Conduit said...

Thanks, Robin. :)

3:25 PM  
Blogger Precie said...

Yay!! Congrats!

3:35 PM  

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