It’s here! It’s here!

NanoCoverV7N1_SmallNANO Fiction 7.1 is here! And this issue features fantastic flash fiction from:

Blair Austin, Barbara Barrow, Kristin Bonilla, Kate Bolton Bonnici, Michael ChaneyChristina Clarkson, Callie Collins, Aubrie Cox, Andrea Danowski, Amarie Fox, Judy French, Lydia Copeland Gwyn, Jenny Hart, Laura Hartenberger, Charles Holdefer, Jennifer A. Howard, Rochelle Hurt, Jonathan Johnson, Shane Jones, Peter Kispert, Christopher Leibow, Jason Lucarelli, Nancy Ludmerer, Carmen Maria Machado, Amy Mackelden, David Mohan, Matthew Zanoni Müller, Garrett Quinn, Jim Redmond, Jessica Richardson, Jordan Sanderson, David Schuman, Dennis James Sweeney, Chantel Tattoli, Sidney Thompson, Sonja Vitow, and LiAnn Yim.

This issue also includes Blair Austin’s “Wild Dogs,” which was Sean Lovelace’s selection for the 2013 NANO Prize!

We ALWAYS SELL OUT so make sure to order your subscription now! (Makes a great gift for friends and family!

In case you missed our fabulous five at 5 reading series in Tuscaloosa, AL, you can catch up with some of the readings on our website! Videos of Brian Oliu and Katy Gunn are available to watch right now!

Will you be at AWP? We will! We’ve reserved our table, and this year we’ve put together a very special panel on flash fiction in the classroom featuring Meg Pokrass, Sean Lovelace, Pamela Painter, and Brevity‘s Sarah Einstein. We can’t wait to see you there!

Don’t forget! We’re still looking for essays on teaching and talking about flash fiction in and out of the classroom (see complete guidelines here). And, as always, NANO Fiction accepts your best flash of 300 words or fewer all year round. So send us some your polished prose! We can’t wait to read it! And be sure to check our website for writing prompts, book reviews, and selections from our journal.

Hope to see you or your writing soon!

Kirby Johnson