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National Flash Fiction Day

National Flash-Fiction Day logo I am a flash-fiction writer, an editor and a lecturer in Creative Writing, and I have a dream of a day celebrating flash-fiction.

Flash-fiction exists in the grey area between poetry and the short story, so, why not have a day in between the two National Days for those forms dedicated to it? It would be a day in which we tell the world about these short, short stories that we craft and encourage them to read and write them.

As a result, Wednesday May 16th 2012 will be National Flash-Fiction Day in the UK and I need your help.

What I would like is for the day to co-ordinate all the activities you would already do - readings, open-mics, workshops, publications, competitions, and anything else you think of - all under the banner of National Flash-Fiction Day.

There will soon be a website to co-ordinate the events and let people know what's going on in their area. It will also have pages for all flash-fiction writers taking part on which they can feature themselves and their work, add links to buy their books, etc. I want it to be a resource for flash-fiction as much as a site for the Day itself.

So, what I need from you is to start thinking and planning your events; spread the word about the day, about the blog (nationalflashfictionday.blogspot.com/ and our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nationalflashfictionday), ask people to sign up for the mailing list at nationalflashfictionday AT gmail DOT com and generally become part of the whole thing.

There is no funding behind this event, no mass team of adminstrators, so apart from co-ordinating it, I'm relying on you to do what you do best and bring this thing together.

If you want to volunteer any ideas for promotion, your time to help out, or anything else, please get in touch.

This will be the first National Flash-Fiction Day, but with your help it won't be the last.

Thanks for your support and roll on next May.

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