I’d like to bring to your attention a few glaringly obvious facts: A story unread is little more than a collection of ink-stained paper…. If you’re not reading or listening to the words and pictures, we’re doing this for nothing…. You’re who the stories are read and recorded for.
Brand Gamblin (vidcaster, writer, and creator extraordinaire and author of the novel Tumbler and one of the stories in our first issue) had this to tweet “You know what “Nebulous ending” means? It means you didn’t have the stones to finish the story.” To give you some context, he was replying to a post on […]
I’ve been looking over submissions for issue two, which have been trucking right along, thank you very much. I’ve been looking at some of the commentary we’ve been getting, which has on the whole been very positive, thank you also. One of the stated missions of Flying Island Press is to develop writers. Let me […]
We hope that you’ve enjoyed our first outing. Rich Asplund gave the audio version “a hearty recommendation” on his blog. We’d love it if you blogged about the stories, the overall production, or anything else that caught your eye. It’s important that we get as many eyes and ears on the magazine as humanly possible […]
First lets talk about what a hook is. When you use Google to define: hook you will find a definition that is about two pages long with so many different meanings that I think it is important to make it clear what I am talking about. A hook in the way I am thinking is […]
That should be pretty obvious, right? However, after looking over the last round of submissions, and over the first wave of the current one, it looks like we need to talk about what I’m looking for. Yeah, I’ve posted a little on that over at madpoetfiles.com, but what I was talking about was the emotional […]