New publication

So, I mentioned yesterday that Blue Skirt Productions was one of my favorite tables at AWP. One of the reasons was that they ran a contest for their literary magazine, Microfiction Monday: they provided these 4×4 sticky note and asked folks to submit microfiction that fit on it. Ideally, one hundred words or fewer. And it was a contest, too! The winners would be published in a special APW edition of the online magazine.

Also at the conference, I met Grant Faulkner, founder of the magazine 100 Word Story (and executive director of NaNoWriMo!) and author of a book of 100 100-word stories, Fissures, which I bought. While I was chatting with him, I told him how much I admired the 100-word story and that my shortest story (“Consuela Throws Her TV Away”) was 380 words.

But I figured Microfiction Monday‘s sticky-note challenge was a good excuse to try a 100-word story, so I thought about it for a couple of days and then on the last day of AWP, I slapped my sticky note on the table.

That's my gray sticky note in the middle!
That’s my gray sticky note in the middle!

And gang, I got selected, and today the story, called “The Storm,” is live! And special note for Hagridden fans: eagle-eyed readers might spot how it’s related to my novel! (Another special note: my first attempt at NaNoWriMo was Hagridden. Everything’s connected!)

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

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