Sunday, August 25, 2013

writing opportunity: Catholic Flash Fiction

Here’s an interesting message from Father Jim Tucker of Catholic Flash Fiction.


Authors One and All:


Catholic Flash Fiction has a new home on the web:




You are cordially invited to submit stories to the site via the following



                submissions @


From the webs tie:


Welcome to Catholic Flash Fiction. What is Flash Fiction?  There are many opinions as to what precise length constitutes a flash fiction story, but in short, flash fiction is a story told in as few words as possible.  For our purposes here, any story between 300 to 1000 words will constitute Flash Fiction.


In our fast-paced world, in order to get the attention of would-be readers, the material needs to be short, snappy and to-the-point.  So flash fiction provides the reader a quick form of engaging entertainment for a busy lifestyle.  It provides the writer with a particular challenge:

how to be lean and economical with words.


Catholic Flash Fiction provides this and much more:  namely a way in to the soul of the reader, a way to get the reader to think more deeply about life and its true meaning.


It is yet another way to implement Pope Benedict’s encouragement for Catholics to bring Christ to the “digital continent”. Are you up for a treat?  Am I up for a challenge?  Come and see . . .


Catholic Flash Fiction is part of a network of websites which focus on using the elements of today's culture and fashioning them -- "melting them down" -- to illuminate the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  This also includes fashioning our own stories that lead to a deeper sense of what humanity is all about, life in Christ!


  For more information about the mission of Catholic Creativity, please





length:  300-1000 words

format:  MS Word or RTF format;

Catholic in its world view:  The piece need not be overtly Catholic, such as including priests, religious, etc.  Tolkien had once said that he was Catholic writer, yet nothing in his Lord of the Rings is overtly Catholic.

Yet, his themes and imagery point the perceptive reader in that direction.


May God bless you in your writing and in life,


Fr. Jim Tucker



Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more,,,


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