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