Do you love flash fiction?
Can you write 30 flash fiction stories in 30 days?
Created by Nancy Stohlman in 2012, FlashNano is in its 11th year!
In 2021 we had over 1,500 participants!
FLASHNANO Frequently Asked Questions
What is flash fiction?
Flash fictions are complete, stand-alone stories in under 1,000 words.
Do we submit them somewhere?
There is no official submitting, though I will re-open the private Facebook Group where people like to share and keep each other’s spirits up. But many people participate without ever sharing anything and that’s also great.
Do you critique them?
No. That would go against the messy, creative, generative spirit of FlashNano.
If I share them are they considered published?
Since the Facebook event page is temporary it will disappear after November and shouldn’t count as “published” later. Some people like to publish on their own blogs but that may count as “published” to a magazine.
What if I miss a day?
If you miss a day then write two the next day! This challenge is really between you and your god, so no one else is counting.
I don’t live in the U.S. When should I expect the prompts to post?
I post them around 7:00 am MST (in the U.S.), give or take an hour. So over in Europe and Australia you’ll be getting them in the afternoon/evening.
Do I have to use the prompts?
Absolutely not. Write 30 stories in November by any means necessary!
Do I have to write flash fiction?
Nope. It began as a flash fiction event, but over the last 8 years I’ve seen people approach the month in many ways, from a haiku a day to even threading the daily flashes into a flash novel. New material is always a win!
Read some past interviews about FlashNano here: