There are several very good reasons why you should write flash fiction.
Write flash fiction because you love the genre. Write flash fiction because you’re good at it. Write flash fiction because you’ve found one or more outlets for your work. Write flash fiction because it teaches you economy of language.
Don’t write flash fiction to make money. Because you won’t make much.
This magazine is a paying market, but I can only absorb one sexy flash fiction story every month. Which means as a writer, not only do you have to be good but you also have to be very lucky. A lot of paying markets work this way. We have to. We can’t publish every publishable story that is submitted. We can’t afford to.
So, don’t write flash fiction for money. Write flash fiction because you have to or because you’re good at it.
(Editor’s Note: This post was first published on 10 November 2014. In 2016 I have plans to publish only six paid contributors.-Guy Hogan)
Hello, all my fans of sexy flash fiction! What a difference 24 hours have made in the weather here in The ‘Burgh. The last few days were chilly and overcast. Today is sunny and around a breezy 62 degrees. I just came back from Armand’s in Little Italy. I had one beer and shot the breeze with a few of the regulars and thought deep thoughts about life and death and writing and then I got some lunch meat at the supermarket in Little Italy to make a couple of sandwiches (for a change from my Ramen Noodles) and I took a bus back to my apartment where I’ll drink the six-pack in the refrigerator and read my books about the Internet and the invention of the airplane that I renewed over the phone with the public library. I might even stroll back into Little Italy for another beer at Armand’s.
Just another day in the life of a soldier of flash fiction.
This is the Old Soldier reporting for Pittsburgh’s #1 girlie magazine of erotic flash fiction and nude female celebrities.
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