Interview with Writer and Editor, Calum Kerr

Do any of you like to write flash fiction?
You might want to take a look at this interview.



Calum Kerr is a writer, Director of National Flash-Fiction Day, Managing Editor of Gumbo Press, a freelance editor and academic. He is most well known for his work in writing and promoting Flash Fiction.

Hi Calum, it’s great to talk to you today.

Calum you are a prolific writer of Flash Fiction, a relatively new form, could you define Flash for anyone not familiar with it?

There are a range of definitions – mostly to do with length, which tends to be under 1000 or 500 words depending on who you speak to. One thing is for sure, they are very short stories. In some cases the definition – and the length – comes from the stories being written ‘in a flash’ (rather than defining it by the reader’s experience) and very often they are stories written from a prompt, and written in a single sitting.

One thing which…

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