Upcoming Live Appearances!

How exciting to even be able to say that!

Friday, April 22: Fbomb Returns Live!

The F-Bomb returns to a live venue for the first time in 2022! Join us at The Roxy on Broadway on Friday April 22 from 6-9 PM. Our host will be Meg Tuite, with featured readers Nancy Stohlman, Kona Morris, and Robert Vaughan. 4-minute open mic spots will also be available for others to share their flash fiction with the crowd. Join us in the Speakeasy space, downstairs at The Roxy!

More info and reader bios on the Fbomb Website


Wednesday, May 18: Fbomb Prom II: Even Bigger Hair

It’s the second ever Fbomb Prom! Come dressed in your bad formal attire! Be in the running for Prom King or Queen (all genders in the running for both slots!) Use “prom” as a theme for writing a new piece OR just come to be entertained by host Nancy Stohlman and featured readers SETH and our reigning Prom King: Selah Saterstrom! Live at The Roxy on Broadway More info TBA!


Saturday, May 21, VIRTUAL: Writers Digest Short Story Conference

May 20 – May 22, 2022, Short Story Virtual Conference

Writer’s Digest is pleased to present an exclusive virtual conference for short story writers! On May 20-22, our 2nd Annual Short Story Writing Virtual Conference will provide expert insights from SEVEN award-winning and best-selling authors on the finer points of how to write a short story. Spend the weekend learning techniques for honing your craft skills, marketing your short fiction, editing, and getting the tools you need to advance your career as a writer from seven different published authors*, then (if you choose) submit up to 500 words of a short story to an editor for critique.

Nancy Stohlman: Literary Squatters: Using Found Forms to Write Fresh Flash Fiction

Time: 3:00 p.m. ET Saturday, May 21


June 6-13: Open Your Art Flash Fiction Retreat, Orgiva Spain

If you’re a flash fiction writer who’s longing for a new creative spark, an adventure to energize your spirit, and camaraderie with your creative community, then join us this summer for a writing retreat in the sunny hills of Andalucia, Spain!


July 8-10 Flash Fiction Festival, Bristol UK

The July 8th -10th weekend Flash Fiction Festival is for beginning and experienced writers who want to learn more about flash fiction – an exciting and continually emerging short-short form of prose, growing in popularity around the world. Come to have fun, meet old friends, make new ones, be inspired by leading flash fiction practitioners from the UK, USA, Ireland and Germany and immerse yourself in writing, reading and listening to flash fiction throughout the weekend. All sections of the community, from all corners of the globe, are welcome.

Full program and booking here:

Sessions with Nancy:

The Deep Zoo: Excavating and Animating Our Impossible Stories

Going Shorter: Writing Beautiful Flash Fiction


August 9-14 & 16-21: Open Your Art Flash Fiction Retreat, Grand Lake, Colorado

If you’re a flash fiction writer who’s longing for a new creative spark, an adventure to energize your spirit, and camaraderie with your creative community, then join Nancy Stohlman and Kathy Fish this summer for a writing retreat in the glorious Rocky Mountains!

July 20: Denver Fbomb with Host Nancy Stohlman and Featuring Rob Geisen in “Things That Are 50”

Our July Fbomb is a Throwback to the Very First Fbomb ever in 2013 with original host Nancy Stohlman and original featured reader Rob Geisen!

As always, expect readings from host/feature/open mic guests that are hilarious, irreverent, profound, thought-provoking, satirical, and just about everything else.

You have never been to a reading quite like Fbomb! Discretion advised (don’t bring your grandma!)

Join us on July 20 at 7:30 pm MDT on Zoom!

YOUR PROMPT

Travel back in time to the year 1971: a year that first saw the birth of Walt Disney World, the Apollo 14 Mission, the First Email, and the first McDonald’s Quarter Pounder.

What else is 50? Mark Wahlberg aka Marky Mark (raise your hand if you remember Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch). Mary J. Blige! Shannen Doherty! Ewan McGregor! Malibu Barbie!

So is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and A Clockwork Orange: 2 of the best book to film adaptations!

Both Dirty Harry and Shaft were born in 1971!

Did you know: $50 in 1971 is equivalent to about $332.34 today?

OR take another approach to the 50 number prompt: Maybe a 50 word story, a 50 sentence story, or a list of 50 Things…

There will be a limited number of open mic spots–sign up at the event!

Have fun and happy writing!

Zoom link

Nancy Stohlman’s latest book, Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction, was a 2021 Reader Views Gold Award winner, a Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist, and an International Book Awards finalist. Her fiction has been anthologized widely, appearing in the W.W. Norton anthology New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, Macmillan’s The Practice of Fiction, and The Best Small Fictions 2019, as well adapted for both the stage and screen. She teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder and around the world. Find out more at www.nancystohlman.com

Rob Geisen. Author of Beautiful Graveyards, Paper Thin, Avenge Me, The Aftermatch etc, I See You Lewis. Guitarist, Casio Keyboardist and broken romantic for the band Girls Just Wanna Have Us. Currently focused on writing sci-fi novels and learning everything there is to learn about The Outer LImits, the history of paperback science fiction, Theodore Sturgeon, and the works of Jake E. Lee. He used to host open mics with Olatundji Akposani. He used to be Get in the car, Helen. He used to not almost be 50 years old.

Join Me This Weekend: Readings and Readings and Workshops, oh my!

Need something to do this weekend? Next week? I’m going to be part of three virtual events and I’d love to see you at any of them!

Friday March 5th: Fbomb NYC Reading, 6-9 pm EST

Fbomb NYC: Friday, March 5 KGB Zoom FBomb reading Mar 5th 6pm est – 9 pm est. 

Featuring:

  1. Roberta Beary
  2. Andrea Marusco
  3. Nancy Ludmerer
  4. Jayne Martin
  5. Nancy Stohlman
  6. Kathy Fish
  7. Susan Weiman
  8. Hank Paper
  9. Linda Woolford
  10. Sally Reno
  11. Paul Beckman
  12. Cindy Rosmus

Contact Paul Beckman for Zoom link at: paul@paulbeckman.com

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Friday, March 5th: Bending Genres Reading @ SMOL Book Fair, 9 pm EST

More about Book Fair here

March 5, Friday, tomorrow, at 9pm EST.
Featuring: DOMINIQUE CHRISTINA! 💜💚❤️💚❤️💜
Also reading are:
AIMEE PARKISON
DESPY BOUTRIS
BILL SOLDAN
TOMMY DEAN
KIM MAGOWAN
KAJ TANAKA
NANCY STOHLMAN

PLUS GIVE-AWAY OF MERCH!
OPEN MIC TO FOLLOW FOR FIRST FIVE TO SIGN-UP

More info here:

Reading Schedule

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March 9-13, Writer’s Studio Literary Festival at Arapahoe Community College

More info here

For $50 (lots of discounts available too), you have access to SIX instructional workshops, and four different readings, all virtual, so you can attend from anywhere. As a bonus, when you sign up, you will get a copy of the Progenitor Vol 55 mailed to you (the one published during the onset of the pandemic–it’s very good!).

AGAIN: NEXT WEEK March 9th through the 13th Please consider registering! https://www.arapahoe.edu/…/writers-studio-literary…Featuring: Hillary Leftwich, Nancy Stohlman, David R Slayton and others. That’s three sessions you’ll love right there: Fantasy Writing, Flash Fiction Writing, and Writing About Your Ghosts

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Hope to see you soon at a virtual writing event soon!

xoxo Nancy

FlashNano 2020: Day 6

We are 1/5 of the way!

Day 6: Write a story in the form of a “job aid”


What is a job aid?

Follow all 2020 prompts on the FlashNano page.

Facebook Group Page

**Thanks to Jesse Bradley for today’s prompt!

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P.S. What are you doing tonight?


Want to hang out and drink virtual wine with me and talk about flash fiction?
Did you miss the first Going Short release reading?
We’re doing it again on U.S. time virtually from NYC–join us! Want to hang out and drink some virtual wine with me this Friday at the Fbomb NYC reading with an incredible lineup!
Friday, Nov 6 @ 6 pm EST/3 pm PST: Fbomb NYC is Going Short!
With readers Pamela Painter, Jayne Martin, K.B. Carle, Jude Higgins, Patricia Q. Bidar, Sally Reno, Sarah Russell, Paul Beckman, Jolene McIlwain, April Bradley, Riham Adly & others!
Join us!
DM me or Paul Beckman @pincusb for the links

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P.S.S To honor the 30 stories in 30 days challenge:
receive 2 signed copies of
Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction
for 30$!

(plus shipping)

ORDER NOW while supplies last
during the month of November only!