Story of the Week

“Castleton Fireworks”

I’m seventeen and the first girl I’ll ever ask to be my girlfriend is lying down next to me in the bed of her dad’s Ford Ranger....

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Quick Flashes from Novels


Novel Flash: Out of the Easy

My mother’s a prostitute. Not the filthy, streetwalking kind. She’s actually quite pretty, fairly well spoken, and has lovely...

Looking for Advice from Agents?


Ask an Agent Series: Jennifer Unter

Jennifer Unter founded The Unter Agency, LLC in 2008.For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Jennifer what she...

Featured Essay

“Flash Fiction and the Borg: In Praise of the Literary Still Moment”

For the past several years I have been teaching a flash fiction course to my college creative writing program’s advanced students....

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What Are Editors Looking For?


Ask an Editor Series: Jason Cook

Jason Cook is the Founding Editor of Fiddleblack. For this segment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked Jason what he typically looks...

Recent Reviews


A Review of Kirsty Logan’s The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales by Kirsty Logan (Salt Publishing, Cromer, Nofolk, UK, 2014)   Your body is the story of...

Looking for Recommendations on What to Read?

Reading Lists: “Read 15 Amazing Works Of Fiction In Less Than 30 Minutes”

Twitter fiction and six-word stories have permeated the literary world, but the concept of telling very short tales isn't exactly new....

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Audio Readings from Our Authors

The Story Behind the Story

The Story Behind the Story: “Stacks”

In this segment of The Story Behind the Story, Erica Plouffe Lazure talks about what motivated her to write “Stacks.” I...

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