First Five Fragments for Friday – Happy National Poetry Month

What a week it’s been. I’ll begin with the writing prompts, but stick around for the other news. 1. Passover 2. The Wizard of Oz 3. Pushing through the dirt 4. Peeps 5. What is truly original? The other news: First of all, Gyroscope Review has launched! I’m so proud of this first issue, and […]


FLASH FICTION WRITERS! Fine Linen is looking for high quality flash fiction in the 200-700 word range. Currently reading for the spring issue which will be published April 15. Deadline: March 1. Guidelines here: No previously published work. POETS! Gyroscope Review is currently reading for their inaugural issue. If you write contemporary poetry, have a look at […]

First Five Fragments for Friday – Prompts for Fiction vs. Prompts for Poetry

This week, I’m doing something slightly different. I’m offering two lists of five things. One list contains poetry prompts; the other, flash fiction prompts. Why separate the two? Because as an editor who readily agrees that a prompt can be used for either kind of writing, I’m also keenly aware of the differences between poetry […]