We’re all thrilled when one of our tiny tales gets accepted in a literary journal, but what about the ginormous world of readers outside of our relatively small enclave? None of my friends (most voracious readers) had heard of flash before I started sharing my work with them. And these are bright people. How to expand the audience for our genre is something I think about a lot. We live in a sound-bite society. People like to read. They want to read, but will often forego the commitment of a novel for a quick flip through a magazine: Women’s World, More, Elle, Shape, Esquire — you name it and it should have a flash section.
Let’s brainstorm and see what inroads we can make in the coming new year.
And Happy New Year you amazing, talented, generous, sexy, fabulous, awesome ladies! -Jayne