I got another rejection letter, this time from Everyday Fiction. To be honest, I’d forgotten all about that story, my first attempt to publish Flash Fiction. The cool thing about the rejection was the comments given. More than one person wrote comments about what they liked, where the story fell short to them and so forth. It was good to see that. Worth waiting for.
I may try to submit another flash fiction piece to them, now that I have a bit more of an idea of what they look for. The sci-fi stories need to push boundaries of what is being described or imagined, it seems. That wasn’t what I was trying to accomplish but if I get an ‘out there’ idea that fits in under a thousand words, I’ll be sure to send it to them.
They had kind words for my writing, which is encouraging. So I think I’m on the right track for some things. Maybe just my concepts need work. I don’t know, I tend to prefer more realistic sci-fi. On the other hand, I don’t read slush all day long. I can see a desire for novelty. Something to consider.
Anyway, if you’re a write, try them out. www.everydayfiction.com Even if you’re new to writing flash fiction.