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Cindy Bell of Eagle River Takes Over Flashquake: Submit Short Stories,Poems and Art Online

Cindy Bell of Eagle River, Alaska, took over leadership of Flashquake as editor and publisher in January 2011, making changes to the design and bringing new talent to the literary publication

Flashquake, an independent, quarterly, web-based and print-on-demand magazine, focuses on works of flash fiction, flash nonfiction (memoirs, essays, creative nonfiction, humor), short poetry and artwork. Flashquake aspires to no less than the publication of literary works of flash and fine art.

To celebrate its new inauguration, there is a call for submissions of any topic, and a special contest with four talented winners. The contest theme is “new beginnings,” and the entry fee is a low $5. The winning work comes with a grand prize of 35 percent of the pot (pot being the total from all entry fees) There will also be 3 runners up with first runner-up winning 20 percent of the pot, second winning 15 percent, and third winning 10 percent. Grand prize and runners up will also be awarded publication in Flashquake’s electronic and print publications.

Flashquake was founded by Debi Orton in 2001, and to Bell’s knowledge, the term “flash” was coined by Debi's team at that time. For more information or to submit a piece of work, visit wwwflashquake.org.

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