Flash Mob 2013 is a hybrid blog carnival and competition celebrating flash fiction in general, and the International Flash Fiction Day on June 22.
The call for the flash mob? It asked writers to take a leap:
"Writers should push the envelope, challenge the constraints of flash fiction. Experimentation is encouraged. As there’s no entry fee for this competition, take risks and create something bold and fresh. Write something no one has ever seen before. Or write something we’ve seen before, but make us see it anew."More than 100 authors followed the called, and leaped. Wrote. And blogged their stories.
Links to the stories are now online at: Flash Mob 2013 - click the different continent links on top, and then click on the author images to get to the story - here are the shortcuts:
Africa - Asia - Europe - The Americas - Antarctica - Oceania
Very happy to be part of this myself, and to find myself on the flash page between new and familiar names (and between Oceania and New York). Looking forward to exploring. You can find my story here: D/own, or: this body of water
Winners will be announced and feted in various ways, beginning with a flash mob happening, and also prizes, prizes and more prizes.
Flash Mob Team: The organizers represent various points on the globe: Christopher Allen (Munich, Germany), Linda Simoni-Wastila (Baltimore, Maryland) & Michelle Elvy (New Zealand). The competition will be judged by an international panel that includes Robert Vaughan (USA), Leah McMenamin (New Zealand), Marcus Speh (Germany) and Nuala Ni Chonchúir (Ireland).
- new: National Flash Fiction Day 2013: links to the UK Flash day + beyond
- Flash Across Borders: flash stories + notes + quotes on the flash format
- micro cosmos #24: BluePrintReview flash issue, with flash notes (scroll down)
- fridayflash: a twitter-based flash story share+spread