This morning I put the finishing touches to a new 100-word drabble – my entry for the fiction contest at this week’s Write Stuff conference. Last year, I was lucky enough to win the fiction category with my story, SNAKE EYES (here’s a link if you’d like to read it), so I’m hoping to ‘retain the title’ as it were.
Entries are anonymous and voted on by conference attendees. The winners are posted on the Write Stuff’s website.
Whether I win or not, SNAKE EYES, will be replaced within the next few weeks, leaving me free to pitch it elsewhere, but there aren’t too many paying venues for micro fiction, particularly stuff which has already seen the light of day.
The best flash fiction (paying) venues I can think of are Every Day Fiction and Flash Me magazine.
I especially like the fact that every story submitted gets four or five one-line critiques, but drabbles are a hard sell, even to those folks, so I guess I’ll have to broaden my horizons (or start writing longer stories).
I may even make a podcast of it myself and put it on my website, though I’d like to see if I can sell it elsewhere first.
How about you?
Where do you submit your flash fiction?