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Friday, December 29, 2006

Show Your Support

During the Christmas trip I discovered that one of the places that published several of my flash fiction stories closed its doors and scuttled the archives. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it goes sometimes; and as bad as I feel about it, I know the site admin didn't make his decision in a cavalier fashion (and I'm not talking floppy hats and swords).

So, as the new year dawns please make an extra effort to be supportive of sites and 'zines and print media that publish flash and short fiction. Some sites are financially supported by Google or other ads. Some have a PayPal tip jar. Some have standard subscriptions. Whatever, show your support. Financially, if possible, and with positive feedback (many sites offer comments or have an e-mail link to their editor). If you enjoy their content, let them know. If you don't enjoy their content, quietly back away, avoiding eye contact.

Here are some places to check out:
And if you like a story by a given writer, read their bio (many places include these) to find out where else they've published and then check things out there ... and so on ... and so on ... and so on. Telling two friends wouldn't hurt, either.

Got a favorite short fiction publication, online or otherwise? Share in the comments. Thanks!



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