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News: Where Have You Been Hiding, Tino?

It feels like forever and a day since I wrote an update with any news. I’ve been very busy, I can promise you, and as always life sometimes gets in the way. Here’s a round up of all of the exciting bits and pieces I’ve been involved in:

There’s Something Macrocosmic About All of This

It’s finally here! Copies of my new flash fiction pamphlet, published by V-Press, have arrived and they look beautiful! I’m so excited to share these stories with everyone.

The short fiction in There’s Something Macrocosmic About All of This by Santino Prinzi is very human and very heart-provoking.

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“Hilarious, playful, profound and fierce, these stories ring with wonder at the messy world of sex and love. Prinzi’s fiction is addictive because of their unflinching sensuality and sharp attention to emotional detail.” Meg Pokrass

“In There’s Something Macrocosmic About All of This, Santino Prinzi looks for the big truths in everyday moments. From coming out to falling out, each of these stories is a nuanced study of human nature – full of insight and wit.” Christopher Allen

There’s Something Macrocosmic About All of This will be published on Friday 1st June 2018, and is available to pre-order from V-Press now.

National Flash Fiction Day 2018 Anthology

Since the end of March I have been reading and selecting submissions for the forthcoming National Flash Fiction Day anthology with my wonderful co-editor, Alison Powell. This year’s theme was FOOD, and we have some delicious stories to share with you when the anthology is published in June. You can find more information via the National Flash Fiction Day blog page by clicking this link here. We will be launching the anthology in Bristol on National Flash Fiction Day, Saturday 16th June 2018. More information to be confirmed at a later date.

Flash Fiction Festival 2018

The flash fiction festival ball is well and truly rolling, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the party again this year. There will be lots of fantastic readings and writing workshops for writers to take part in, as well as tasty food… I’ll be running a workshop on Experimental Flash Fiction, as well as appearing on a V-Press panel about flash fiction pamphlets. You can find out more about the whole festival and book via their website.

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Recent and Forthcoming Publications

I’ve recently had a handful of flash fiction published since the old year came to an end and the new year began. Firstly, And While There are Billions of Friendships There’s Only One Like Yours was published in Flash – I love you!, a flash fiction anthology from Paper Swans, in December 2017. The book is available to purchase here.

In January, I had a prose poem / flash / thingamajig published by the wonderful Ink Sweat and Tears called When Stranded on an Iceberg. It was shortlisted for their January Pick of the Month! You can read it here.

Also in January I had a very tiny story published in Short on Sugar, High on Honey, an anthology of love stories that are between seven and thirteen words long. It’s a beautiful pocket book edited by Mark Budman and Tom Hazuka and published by Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press. It’s available to purchase here.

And a fun little revenge flash called Il Vino di Merda was published by Litro as a part of their #FlashFriday series in March. You can read it here.

I haven’t got many forthcoming publications because I’ve been very busy preparing my new pamphlet for publication instead of writing, but I’m absolutely ecstatic to share that I have a flash fiction being published by Jellyfish Review on May 28th! It has a rather unusual title: Upon Discovering that Cows Can Swim. It was actually inspired in part at my own amazement of discovering that cows can swim. I don’t know why it never occurred to me before, it just didn’t.

That’s all for now! Thanks for reading! 

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Exciting Updates and News!

While walking in the early morning snow to work yesterday morning, I realised that I haven’t posted here for a while. Here’s a news round-up of all the wonderful writerly things that have been happening recently.

New Flash Fiction Pamphlet to be Published in 2018

I’m beyond thrilled that I’ll have a new flash fiction pamphlet published by V-Press next year! We’re currently in the editing stages so that we can make the pamphlet the very best it can be, and I’m so excited to see it grow and take shape. The stories really mean a lot to me. The pamphlet will be called There’s Something Macrocosmic About All of This.

Pushcart Nomination

For the first time ever, I’ve been nominated for the Pushcart Prize! My zombie-larvae tree romance flash fiction, a flash that I thought would never find a home, was nominated by The Airgonaut. You can read “These Are the Rules of Our Canopy Shyness and Life” here.

Anthologies

I’ve recently been published in FOUR new anthologies. Yes, four!

My flash ‘His Cat is Wrapped in a Bloody Towel Behind the Shed, Dead’ is featured in Flash Fiction Festival One, an anthology of flash produced during workshops at this year’s Flash Fiction Festival, the first of its kind in the UK. I was honoured to be a part of the team and to be able to bring National Flash Fiction Day to the festival with Calum Kerr. Thank you, Jude Higgins, Meg Pokrass,  and the rest of the festival team for organising such a stellar event. Roll on next year!

Two of my flashes were longlisted in the Bath Flash Fiction Award this year and have now been published in The Lobsters Run Free: Bath Flash Fiction Volume Two. You can find my flashes ‘Veganuary’ and ‘You Lost Something in Your Earthquake that You’ll Never Get Back’ in the anthology. The latter was written during a Kathy Fish Fast Flash Workshop, which I highly recommend.

Possibly one of my favourite stories that I’ve ever written, ‘Plastic’ was recently published in Stories for Homes Volume Two. I’m immensely proud of this one, but I’m honoured to be included because this charity anthology is helping raise money for Shelter, a charity that helps homeless people. You can purchase it in paperback and on Kindle here, and I would LOVE you to support this very worthy cause.

Finally, three of my flashes were published in Wired: Flash Fiction from the Worcestershire Literary Festival 2017You can read these three flashes there: ‘Interviews with Prospective Postmen’, ‘Actually, Love Actually‘, and ‘What the Coffee Promised’.

Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine

The April 2017 issue of Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine (Issue 10.1) has finally been published after an unforeseen delay. It features not only one of my flashes called ‘Getting the Gang Back Together’, but there is also a favourable review for Dots and other flashes of perception by the wonderful Jane Roberts. It has always been a dream of mine to have a flash published in this fantastic, highly-esteemed journal, but to have a flash and a review is beyond incredible. I shall also have another story in their upcoming issue 10.2 called ‘Where We Aren’t’, as well as a review I have written for a stunning flash collection.

Masters Degree

Last, but certainly not least, I can finally confirm that I have passed by Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Bristol.

 

Hopefully there’ll be more good news before the year is done, which I hope so because writing for me has been pretty slow recently. This is partly due to wanting to concentrate on certain projects, wanting to take time to read lots, and an idea that’s forming in my mind that isn’t ready for me to put down on the page but is occupying my mind so much. It’s all exciting, though. Thank you for reading, and thank you to anyone and everyone who has ever supported my writing. You’re all stars!