With its unprecedented gathering of 25 brief essays by experts in the field, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction meets the growing need for a concise yet creative exploration of the re-emerging genre popularly known as flash fiction. The book's introduction provides, for the first time, a comprehensive history of the short short story, from its early roots and hitherto unknown early publications and appearances, to its current state and practice. This guide is a must for anyone in the field of short fiction who teaches, writes, and is interested in its genesis and practice.
Featuring essays by: Steve Almond, Rusty Barnes, Randall Brown, Mark Budman, Stace Budzko, Robert Olen Butler, Ron Carlson, Pamelyn Casto, Kim Chinquee, Stuart Dybek, Pia Z. Ehrhardt, Sherrie Flick, Vanessa Gebbie, Tom Hazuka, Nathan Leslie, Michael Martone, Julio Ortega, Pamela Painter, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jennifer Pieroni, Shouhua Qi, Bruce Holland Rogers, Robert Shapard, Deb Olin Unferth, Lex Williford.
Tara L. Masih is editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, and author of the short story collection, Where the Dog Star Never Glows (Press 53, 2010). She received an MA in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College.
About Rose Metal Press:
Founded by Abby Beckel and Kathleen Rooney in 2006, Rose Metal Press is an independent, not-for-profit publisher of hybrid genres specializing in the publication of short short, flash, and micro-fiction; prose poetry; novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; and other literary works that move beyond the traditional genres of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression. The press’s upcoming 2010 season includes The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry, edited by Gary McDowell and F. Daniel Rzicznek; We Know What We Are by Mary Hamilton (winner of the fourth annual Rose Metal Press short short chapbook contest); and Color Plates by Adam Golaski.
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction
208 pages, paperback, $15.95