SOURCE: Flash Fiction Online

June 05, 2008 14:17 ET

Bruce Holland Rogers Pens New Column for Flash Fiction Online

Award-Winning Author and Educator Focuses on the Shortest Stories

WEST ORANGE, NJ--(Marketwire - June 5, 2008) - Flash Fiction Online (, a professional monthly online magazine that publishes extremely short stories, is proud to announce that Bruce Holland Rogers has begun a new regular column called "Short-Short Sighted: Writing the Short-Short Story."

Bruce is an American author of short fiction whose stories have won a Pushcart Prize, two Nebula Awards, the Bram Stoker Award, and two World Fantasy Awards. His anthology of short stories, The Keyhole Opera, won the 2006 World Fantasy Award for best collection. He is also on the faculty of the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA program. His affinity for very short fiction, such as is available on his Web site (, has gained him a reputation for high craftsmanship with low word counts.

His new column in Flash Fiction Online begins this month, and will focus on the development of "short-short" fiction, including its various forms: flash fiction, sudden fiction, microfiction, and so on. "Rather than quibbling over precise definitions of these terms," Bruce says, "I want to point out a particular way of thinking about short-short stories that can help writers to write such work."

Visit Bruce's first column at

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Flash Fiction Online is a monthly online magazine dedicated to serving readers and writers with a professional, sustainable market for flash fiction stories -- those with 1,000 or fewer words -- and to promoting the general population's reading of great short stories in general and of great flash fiction in particular. Visit it at

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