« Week #221 - The Escape of the Bad Words. »

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Date: 10-26-2016
Word Limit: 250
Words Written: 11,383

Judges (crits):
newtestleper
Grizzled Patriarch
sparksbloom

Audio Recap: Bird Week
Week Archivist: Kaishai

Flash Frontier is a little online journal, based partially in New Zealand and partially on a yacht off the east coast of Africa. It publishes bi-monthly issues consisting of 250 word stories written to a one word prompt. It has published stories by four thunderdome writers, and was the first place to publish at least two, including yours truly...

And we are going to drown them in the bad words.

This prompt is a Submission Rush. All stories will be posted in thread AND ALSO emailed to the editors at Flash Frontier for potential inclusion in their November issue. Here is a link to the submission guidelines. Basically you will be able to cut and paste your entry and email it to them, as they basically follow the same formatting rules as we do. I would love to see a healthy chunk of the next issue consist of 'domers, and I know that there's the talent here to do it. If we do twenty entries I would estimate that a minimum of five will get in. LET'S DO IT!

A few notes.

DIsclaimer: Yes, I am on the staff of Flash Frontier. I do their website. I will not have anything to do with determining which stories are chosen for publication. TD judging will be entirely separate from the Flash Frontier editorial process.

Yes, the word count is very short. It is also a 100% hard limit. I will do a post about really really short stories tomorrow.

I realise that it can be daunting to submit work for publication, but it shouldn't be. Especially to this one. Let's face it, it has a fucking goon on staff - it's hardly Tin House. I also genuinely believe that a TD perspective is something that would be very good for the journal. I will post a bit more about submitting your work, too.

Flash Frontier treats its prompts in much the way that the Thunderdome normally does. The prompt must be detectable, but it doesn't have to dominate the piece. If you think that it sort of mostly kinda maybe hits the prompt - it's probably fine. Oblique treatments are good.

I will also post a bit about Flash Frontier with some links to some of the stories in there that I like the best. This might give you an idea of the things they might publish.

Finally, this week I would like to see people cooperating. Any kind of down-nose-looking at pre-crits is hereby lifted for the week. Please come by IRC and hang out and share your story with other non-judge goons who might like to give you some constructive feedback.It is fun and helpful to work together!

Here is a picture to inspire you to write lovely flowing prose about beautiful soaring graceful birds.



Good luck!


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Failures who signed up but did not submit:

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