FLASH PARTY

                       THE FLASH PARTY MISSION

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THE SHORT VERSION:

WORD COUNT MAXIMUM:  250
SEND SUBMISSIONS TO:  flashpartymag@gmail.com

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THE LONG VERSION:

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:  Most or all of the selections received each month will be posted AS IS on the COME TO THE PARTY page with a title and  by-line.  Think of COME TO THE PARTY as a writer's gym.  Work it.  Feel the burn. 

You are allowed to Come to the Party once a month, but we reserve the right to pass on a piece without explanation.

Then, every so often, we will use our editorial discretion to cull the finest pieces of that period for inclusion in "FLASH PARTY MAGAZINE."  This will include illustrations and other design elements to improve the presentation of the pieces in that issue.  You will be notified of your inclusion in the magazine, but decisions of the editor are final.

YOUR MISSION:  Practice your facility with the English language, explore the seven elements of fiction (character, setting, plot, theme, point of view, style, and literary devices), share your unique perspective on the world, and show us what you've got.   You can send a piece of flash on any subject; however, we have provided themes for your convenience, as a means of inspiring those people who need such prodding. 

Bio-wise, you may send a single link to a blog, website, or publication list, and it will be included next to your name on the CONTRIBUTORS page.  That's ALL  you get:  one link.

REMEMBER TO CHECK THE HOME PAGE PERIODICALLY FOR NEWS AND UPDATES!

There you have it. 

Welcome to The Party.  Now let's have some fun! 

Your pal,

Dan Tricarico

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THEMES for the year of our Lord 2011:

January:  Ceremonies
February:  Heat
March:  Secret Hiding Place
April:  The Long Drive
May:  Name-calling
June:  Planting Seeds
July:  Music
August:  The Old Neighborhood
September:  Furniture
October:  Temples
November:  Movies/Films 
December:  Interrogations