All of us over here at the Shrew are very pleased to announce the winner of our 2016 Spring writing contest! The winner is Matt Wyles, with his flash In Microcosm? If you remember, the required subject matter was rebirth. Matt’s flash-fic took an oblique attempt at this, and succeeded swimmingly. His microfiction was intimate, yet ambitious. The story took … More Winner of our 2016 Spring Writing Contest!
Great artists will often take an area of their expertise and market it to a different group by translating it into the vernacular of their intended audience. For instance, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes fame, takes genre fiction such as White Noise by Don Delillo or The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and markets it to … More Writing From What You Know
2016 Spring Fever Writing Award: Microfiction Short Tale Shrew is now accepting submissions for their 2016 Spring Fever Writing Award! Please read and abide by the following rules: The Contest: Here at Short Tale Shrew, we run quarterly contests centering on Flash Fiction. The 2016 Spring Fever Writer Award is Short Tale Shrew’s Flash Fiction writing contest for the … More Now accepting submissions! 2016 Spring Fever Microfiction
Good morning, and Merry Christmas Eve! The holidays are here, and with them comes a busy schedule for most of us, filled with family get-togethers, Christmas parties, work gatherings and a whole slew of other festivities. Usually, this means less time to write. However, some of us enjoy time off of work/school and might have a little … More Holidays and Flash Fiction Contest
Minimalism has turned our society upside down. Apple products have left consumers spellbound by their simplicity. Room decor has become increasingly elegant. Web designers succeed or fail depending on how effortless their websites are to navigate. What might be less obvious, however, are the ways in which minimalism has infiltrated our art. For instance, sparse … More Flash Fiction and Minimalism
What is Short Tale Shrew? It’s often said that writing is a lonely profession. At Short Tale Shrew, we hope to make the world of writing a little less lonely. Short Tale Shrew is an online community designed with writers of Flash Fiction in mind. It is a place in which both beginners and seasoned … More About Us