Saturday, August 15, 2009

Flash Fiction Boot Camp

Registration for the next Flash Fiction Boot Camp is now enabled:

Flash Fiction Boot Camp is a 12-day intensive course for serious writers taught by the Editor-in-Chief of Flash Me Magazine, Jennifer Dawson. She is joined by the Senior Managing Editor of Flash Me Magazine, Elizabeth Hull.

Each participant must have three unpublished short stories under 1500 words that they have submitted and had rejected from at least two markets* prior to enrolling in this course. Registered participants must send their three stories and rejection letters to the instructor prior to the first day of the course.

Every participant will: 1) have one story edited offline by the instructor, 2) have one story reviewed online by peers, 3) use one story in a variety of exercises, and 4) be challenged to write new stories through daily writing exercises. At the end of each session, selected stories may be published in the Special Features section of Flash Me Magazine.

The next session is scheduled for September 14-25, 2009. Registration will begin August 15th and be open until September 1, 2009. Participation will be limited to the first fifteen people. We will also have a wait list in case any participants withdraw prior to the first day.

This is a time-intensive course. Participants in the first session reported spending one to four hours per day on writing and reviewing. Participants need to understand the time requirement prior to enrolling.

Click here to see what past participants had to say.

For more information, please contact Jennifer at ffbc @

* I have waived this requirement in the past so please don't let this keep you from registering. The goal is to have stories you feel are ready for publication, and proof of that is a collection of rejection letters.

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