Long Story Short: The Art of Flash Nonfiction

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Eastern

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A free webinar featuring a panel of three literary nonfiction editors and moderated by Jenn Scheck-Kahn. 


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Flash nonfiction is having a heyday—but what is it?

In this webinar, a panel of three literary nonfiction editors will discuss this exciting and sometimes confounding form. Is a flash essay just a short essay, or is there something else that distinguishes it? How big a story can you tell in a small space? Are there subjects and styles that are particularly well-suited–or not–to flash?

We’ll also discuss the editorial process at different magazines: how do submissions guidelines vary? How do editorial tastes vary? How can you get your submission to stand out in the queue?

In this webinar, you will:

  • LEARN how editors make their decisions about what to publish
  • CONSIDER the possibilities and limitations of the flash form
  • GAIN insight into different magazine’s personalities and processes

There will be time for a Q & A at the end of the presentation. To submit a question in advance email [email protected]

This webinar is ideal for any writer working on a short essay or wondering about the flash form.

All registrants receive a recording.

Closed captioning will be available.

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