It was the advertising slogan for the Volkswagon Beetle developed by the Doyle Dane Bernbach agency in 1959. Since then, it has been called the single best advertising campaign of the 20th Century.
We think it fits us perfectly.
We think small as in Small Literature.
It’s been called micro fiction, flash fiction, tiny fiction and cigarette fiction. Early on, these stories were called short shorts or even ultra shorts. You may have your own name for it: bite-sized fiction or fun-sized fiction.
Call it what you will, it is a short story made even more so. Flash fiction is to stories what haiku is to poetry: a world in a drop of water.
Small but powerful.
Get rid of any fluff. Be ruthless in your editing. Distill it down to its essence and then distill it again. Get to the point.
Get to the point, now.
Fair enough. Some people start with an ending or goal. Others start with a great line or image and work from there.
However you do it, whatever your style, we are interested in seeing your work. If you have a story to tell, consider sending it to us. We will publish the best on our website.
We are also looking for short poetry and will even consider short plays for publication.