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The Flash Fiction Special Collection, Seaborne Library, University of Chester, is the world’s largest archive of flash-fiction anthologies, collections, magazines, and secondary texts.

The directors of the International Flash Fiction Association would be pleased to learn of any books or magazines that should be included in the collection.

If you would like to visit the Seaborne Library to use the Flash Fiction Special Collection, please contact the IFFA directors.

Aciman, Alexander, and Emmett Rensin, Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter (London: Penguin, 2009)

Ackerman, Forrest J. (ed.), Ackermanthology: 65 Astonishing, Rediscovered Sci-Fi Shorts (Rockville, Maryland: Sense of Wonder Press, 2000)

Alexander, Robert, Eric Braun and Debra Marquart (eds), Nothing to Declare: A Guide to the Flash Sequence (Buffalo, New York: White Pine Press, 2016)

Allen, Roberta, The Traveling Woman (New York: Vehicle Editions, 1986)

Allen, Roberta, Certain People and Other Stories (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1997)

Almond, Steve, My Life in Heavy Metal: Stories (London: Vintage, 2003)

Almond, Steve, The Evil B. B. Chow and Other Stories (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin, 2006)

Alwin, Gail, Four Buses: A Collection of Short Stories and Flash Fiction (Dorchester: Arial, 2012)

Anderson, Elliot (ed.), Triquarterly 35: Minute Stories 1 (Evanston, Illinois: Triquarterly, 1976)

Arnzen, Michael A., 100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories (Hyattsville, Maryland: Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2004)

Asimov, Isaac, Martin Harry Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander (eds), 100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (London: Robson, 1978)

Asimov, Isaac, Martin Harry Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander (eds), Microcosmic Tales: 100 Wondrous Science Fiction Short-Short Stories (New York: Taplinger, 1980)

Asimov, Isaac, Martin Harry Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander (eds), Miniature Mysteries: 100 Malicious Little Mystery Stories (New York: Taplinger, 1983)

Asimov, Isaac, Terry Carr and Martin H. Greenberg (eds), 100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories(Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1984)

Atwood, Margaret, Murder in the Dark: Short Fictions and Prose Poems (London: Virago, 1994)

Atwood, Margaret, Good Bones and Simple Murders (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2001)

Atwood, Margaret, The Tent (London: Bloomsbury, 2007)

Atwood, Margaret, Good Bones (London: Virago, 2010)

Baines, Elizabeth, Balancing on the Edge of the World (Cambridge: Salt, 2007)

Barnes, Rusty, Breaking It Down (Buffalo, New York: Sunnyoutside, 2007)

Barry, Tina, Mall Flower: Poems and Fiction (Boston, Massachusetts: Big Table, 2015)

Barthelme, Donald, Sixty Stories (London: Penguin, 2003)

Barthelme, Donald, Forty Stories (London: Penguin, 2005)

Barthelme, Donald, Flying to America: 45 More Stories (Washington: Counterpoint, 2008)

Barthelme, Donald, The Teachings of Don B.: Satires, Parodies, Fables, Illustrated Stories, and Plays of Donald Barthelme, ed. Kim Herzinger (Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2008)

Beach, Lou, 420 Characters (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)

Beckel, Abigail, and Kathleen Rooney (eds), Brevity and Echo: An Anthology of Short Short Stories(Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2006)

Beckett, Samuel, The Complete Short Prose, 1929–1989, ed. S. E. Gontarski (New York: Grove Press, 1995)

Beckman, Paul, Peek (Boston, Massachusetts: Big Table, 2015)

Bell, Denis, A Box of Dreams: A Collection of Short Stories (New York: Adelaide, 2017)

Bell, Matt, and Josh Maday, Dancing on Fly Ash: One Hundred Word Stories (Saginaw, Michigan:, 2006)

Bennett, Claire-Louise, Pond (London: Fitzcarraldo, 2015)

Blair, Peter (ed.), Edge Words: 20 Stories from the Cheshire Prize for Literature 2006 (Chester: Chester Academic Press, 2007)

Blair, Peter (ed.), That’s Historical: An Anthology of Short Stories and Factual Articles (Chester: Peter Blair, 2008)

Blair, Peter (ed.), It’s About Time: An Anthology of Short Stories and Factual Articles (Chester: Peter Blair, 2009)

Blair, Peter (ed.), Between the Lines: An Anthology of Short Stories and Factual Articles (Chester: Peter Blair, 2010)

Booth, Die, 365 Lies: A Year of Flash Fiction (n.p.: Mad Doctors of Literature, 2014)

Borges, Jorge Luis, Collected Fictions, trans Andrew Hurley (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1998)

Bosworth, Beth, The Source of Life and Other Stories (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)

Breslin, Jim, Elephant: Short Stories and Flash Fiction (n.p.: Oermead Press, 2011)

Brautigan, Richard, Revenge of the Lawn/The Abortion/So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away(Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995)

Brautigan, Richard, Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962–1970 (Edinburgh: Canongate, 1997)

Brooks, David, Black Sea (London: Allen and Unwin, 1997)

Brown, Fredric, Nightmares and Geezenstacks: 47 Stories (Toronto: Bantam, 1961)

Brown, Randall, Mad to Live: A Collection of Very Short Fiction, second edition (Philadelphia: PS, 2011)

Budman, Mark, and Tom Hazuka (eds), Best American Flash Fiction of the 21st Century (Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2007)

Budman, Mark, and Tom Hazuka (eds), You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories (Portland: Ooligan Press, 2007)

Butler, Robert Olen, Severence: Stories (San Francisco: Chronicle, 2008)

Butler, Robert Olen, Intercourse: Stories (San Francisco: Chronicle, 2008)

Buttaci, Salvatore, 200 Shorts (n.p.: All Things That Matter Press, 2011)

Cairns, Clem (ed.), Fish Anthology 2004: ‘Spoonface’ and Other Stories (Durrus, Ireland: Fish Publishing, 2005)

Cairns, Clem (ed.), Fish Anthology, 2005: ‘The Mountains of Mars’ and Other Stories (Durrus, Ireland: Fish, 2005)

Cairns, Clem (ed.), Fish Anthology 2006: ‘Grandmother, Girl, Wolf’ and Other Stories (Durrus, Ireland: Fish, 2006)

Cairns, Chris (ed.), Fish Anthology 2016: ‘Frogs’, ‘The City’, and Other Stories, Memoirs and Poems(Durrus, Ireland: Fish, 2016)

Cairns, Clem, and Jula Walton (eds), Fish Anthology 2009: ‘Ten Pint Ted’ and Other Stories, and Poems (Durrus, Ireland: Fish, 2009)

Cairns, Clem, and Jula Walton (eds), Fish Anthology 2010: ‘A Matter of Luck’ and Other Stories, and Poems (Durrus, Ireland: Fish, 2010)

Cairns, Clem, and Jula Walton (eds), Fish Anthology 2011: ‘The Space Between Louis and Me’ and Other Stories, and Poems (Durrus, Ireland: Fish, 2011)

Cairns, Clem, and Jula Walton (eds), Fish Anthology 2012: ‘Roommates’ and Other Stories, and Poems (Durrus, Ireland: Fish, 2012)

Cairns, Clem, and Jula Walton (eds), Fish Anthology 2013: ‘The Nut Machine’ and Other Stories, Memoirs and Poems (Durrus, Ireland: Fish, 2013)

Cairns, Clem, and Jula Walton (eds), Fish Anthology 2014: ‘Taylor Keith’ and Other Stories, Memoirs and Poems (Durrus, Ireland: Fish, 2014)

Cairns, Clem, and Julia Walton (eds), Fish Anthology 2015: ‘The Pace of Change’ and Other Stories, Memoirs and Poems (Durrus, Ireland: Fish Publishing, 2015)

Carver, Raymond, Collected Stories (New York: Library of America, 2009)

Chantler, Ashley (ed.), Prize Flights: 20 Stories from the Cheshire Prize for Literature 2003 (Chester: Chester Academic Press, 2004)

Chantler, Ashley (ed.), An Anatomy of Chester: A Collection of Short-Short Stories (Chester: Chester Academic Press, 2007)

Cherches, Peter, Snacks: Prose Poems and Midget Fictions (New York: Gegenschein Press, 1981)

Cherches, Peter, Condensed Book (New York: Benzine Editions, 1986)

Cherches, Peter, Between a Dream and a Cup of Coffee (New York: Red Dust, 1987)

Cherches, Peter, Lift Your Right Arm (n.p.: Pelekinesis, 2013)

Chinquee, Kim, Oh Baby: Flash Fiction and Prose Poetry (Spokane, Washington: Ravenna, 2008)

Chinquee, Kim, Pretty (Buffalo, New York: White Wine Press, 2010)

Chopin, Kate, Complete Novels and Stories, ed. Sandra M. Gilbert (New York: Library of America, 2002)

Clapper, David (ed.), SmokeLong Annual: Autumn 2003–Summer 2004 (n.p.: SmokeLong Quarterly, 2004)

Clapper, David (ed.), SmokeLong Annual: Autumn 2004–Summer 2005 (n.p.: SmokeLong Quarterly, 2005)

Clark, Amy L., Elizabeth Ellen, Kathy Fish and Claudia Smith, A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2008)

Colen, Elizabeth J., John Jodzio, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Sean Lovelace and Mary Miller, They Could No Longer Contain Themselves: A Collection of Five Flash Chapbooks (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2011)

Cooper, Louise, Short and Scary! A Book of Very Short Scary Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Cooper, Louise, Short and Spooky! A Book of Very Short Spooky Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)

Conners, Peter (ed.), PP/FF: An Anthology (Buffalo, New York: Starcherone, 2006)

Connolly, Lawrence C., Visions: Short Fantasy and SF (Wilmington, Delaware: Fantasist Enterprises, 2009)

Corin, Lucy, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses (New York: McSweeney’s, 2013)

Courtland, Linda, Somewhere to Turn: Stories (Los Angeles: Brookside Press, 2009)

Crossley-Holland, Kevin, Short! A Book of Very Short Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)

Crossley-Holland, Kevin, Short Too! A Second Book of Very Short Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Currey, Richard, Fatal Light (n.p.: Santa Fe Writers Project, 2009)

David, Jack, and John Redfern (eds), Short Short Stories (New York: ECW Press, 1986)

Davis, Lydia, Story and Other Stories (Great Barrington, Massachusetts: The Figures, 1983)

Davis, Lydia, Almost No Memory: Stories (New York: Picador, 1997)

Davis, Lydia, Samuel Johnson Is Indignant: Stories (London: Picador, 2002)

Davis, Lydia, Varieties of Disturbance: Stories (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007)

Davis, Lydia, Break It Down: Stories (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008)

Davis, Lydia, The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2010); reissued in 2013 with introduction by Christopher Ricks

Davis, Lydia, The Cows (Louisville, Kentucky: Sarabande, 2011)

Davis, Lydia (ed.), 6S: Volume 3 (n.p.: CreateSpace, 2010)

Donovan, Maria, Tea for Mr Dead: Short Short Stories (Abercynon: Leaf, 2006)

Doran, Phil, Spaghetti Fiction Too: Another Book of Very Short Stories (Cambridge: Garlic Press, 2008)

Doyle, Roddy, Two Pints (London: Jonathan Cape, 2012)

Doyle, Roddy, Two More Pints (London: Jonathan Cape, 2014)

Dybek, Stuart, Brass Knuckles (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2004)

Dybek, Stuart, The Coast of Chicago (New York: Picador, 2004)

Dybek, Stuart, Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014)

Dziemianowicz, Stefan, Robert Weinberg and Martin H. Greenberg (ed.), Horrors! 365 Scary Stories(New York: Barnes and Noble, 1998)

Eagleman, David, Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives (Edinburgh: Canongate, 2009)

Editors of Playboy (eds), Playboy’s Short-Shorts (Chicago: Playboy Press, 1970)

Editors of the Bathroom Readers’ Institute (eds), Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction: 88 Short-Short Stories You Can Read in a Single Sitting (Ashland, Oregon: Bathroom Readers’ Press, 2012)

Eggers, Dave, How We Are Hungry (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2005)

Eggers, Dave, Short Short Stories (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2005)

Eggers, Dave, How the Water Feels to the Fishes (San Francisco: McSweeney’s, 2007)

Etter, Carrie, Hometown (Droitwich: V. Press, 2016)

Evans, G. S., and Alice Whittenburg (eds), The Irreal Reader: Fiction and Essays from the Cafe Irreal(Bowie, Maryland: Guide Dog Books, 2013)

Ewen, Paul, London Pub Reviews (London: Shoes with Rockets, 2007)

Faulkner, Grant, Fissures: One Hundred 100-Word Stories (Winston-Salem: Press 53, 2015)

Fershleiser, Rachel, and Larry Smith (eds), Not Quite What I was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure (New York: Harper Perennial, 2008)

Fershleiser, Rachel, and Larry Smith (eds), One Life. Six Words. What’s Yours? (London: Harper Press, 2008)

Fershleiser, Rachel, and Larry Smith (eds), Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak (New York: Harper Perennial, 2009)

Fish, Kathy, Wild Life: A Collection of Undomesticated Flash Fictions (Wynnewood: Matter Press, 2011)

Fish, Kathy, Together We Can Bury It (n.p.: The Lit Pub, 2012)

Fish, Kathy, and Robert Vaughan, Rift (n.p.: Unknown Press, 2015)

Fles, Barthold (ed.), The Best Short Short Stories from Collier’s (Cleveland: World Publishing, 1948)

Flick, Sherrie, I Call This Flirting (Chico, California: Flume Press, 2004)

Flick, Sherrie, Whiskey Etc.: Short (Short) Stories (Plano, Texas: Queen’s Ferry Press, 2016)

Forman, K. Scott, Kona Morris and Nancy Stohlman (eds), Fast Forward: Volume 1 (Minneapolis: Fast Forward Press, 2008)

Forman, K. Scott, Kona Morris and Nancy Stohlman (eds), Fast Forward: A Collection of Flash Fiction: Volume 2 (n.p.: Fast Forward Press, 2009)

Forman, K. Scott, Kona Morris and Nancy Stohlman (eds), Fast Forward: The Mix Tape: A Collection of Flash Fiction: Volume 3 (n.p.: Fast Forward Press, 2010)

Forrest, Rosie, Ghost Box Evolution in a Cadillac, Michigan (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2015)

Founds, Kathleen, When Mystical Creatures Attack! (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2014)

Freele, Stefanie, Feeding Strays: Short Stories (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2009)

Freele, Stefanie, Surrounded By Water (Winston-Salem: Press 53, 2012)

Fuller, John, The Worm and the Star (London: Vintage, 2001)

Gad-Cykman, Avital, Life In, Life Out: A Collection of Spirited Flash Fiction (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania: Matter Press, 2014)

Gaffney, David, Sawn-Off Tales (Cambridge: Salt, 2006)

Gaffney, David, Aromabingo (Cambridge: Salt, 2009)

Gaffney, David, The Half-Life of Songs (Cambridge: Salt, 2010)

Gaffney, David, More Sawn-Off Tales (Cromer: Salt, 2013)

Gebbie, Vanessa, Words from a Glass Bubble (Cambridge: Salt, 2008)

Gebbie, Vanessa, Storm Warning: Echoes of Conflict (Cambridge: Salt, 2010)

Georghiou, Karen, Alice Took a Detour and Other Meanderings (London: Rag, 2014)

Gingher, Marianne (ed.), Long Story Short: Flash Fiction by Sixty-Five of North Carolina’s Finest Writers (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009)

Golaski, Adam, Color Plates (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2010)

Gonzalez, Ray, The Religion of Hands: Prose Poems and Flash Fictions (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2005)

Goodman, Roger B. (ed.), The World’s Best Short Short Stories (New York: Bantam, 1967)

Goodman, Roger (ed.), 75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World’s Literature (New York: Bantam, 1972)

Gordon, Karen Elizabeth, The Red Shoes and Other Tattered Tales (Normal, Illinois: Dalkey Archive Press, 1996)

Gould, John, Kilter: 55 Fictions (New York: Handsel, 2003)

Grandbois, Daniel, Unlucky Lucky Days: Stories (Rochester, New York: BOA, 2008)

Gray, Amelia, Gunshot: Stories (New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2015)

Green, Kay (ed.), Misfit Mirror: An Anthology of Poetry and Flash Fiction (Hastings: Earlyworks Press, 2008)

Grey, C. T., Fifty Sheds of Grey: A Parody (London: Boxtree, 2012)

Guess, Carol, Index of Placebo Effects: A Collection of Flash Fiction (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania: Matter Press, 2012)

Guy, Molly, Reading Between the Lines (Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2009)

Gwyn, Richard, Walking on Bones (Cardiff: Parthian, 2003)

Hamilton, Mary, We Know What We Are (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2010)

Haney, John B., Flash Fiction Plus: For Reading on the Go (New York: iUniverse, 2007)

Hardy, Stacy, Because the Night (London: Pocko, 2015)

Harwood, Lee, Dream Quilt: 30 Assorted Stories (Lenton, Nottingham: Slow Dancer Press, 1985)

Hartley, David, Threshold (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2012)

Hartley, David, Spiderseed (Manchester: Sleepy House Press, 2016)

Hazuka, Tom (ed.), Flash Fiction Funny: 82 Very Short Humorous Stories (San Francisco: Blue Light Press, 2013)

Helprin, Mark, A Dove of the East and Other Short Stories (Orlando: Harvest, 1990)

Hemingway, Ernest, The Collected Stories, ed. James Fenton (London: Everyman’s Library, 1995)

Hempel, Amy, Reasons to Live (New York: Harper Perennial, 1986)

Hempel, Amy, The Dog of the Marriage: The Collected Short Stories (London: Quercus, 2009)

Henderson, Kim, The Kind of Girl (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2013)

Hershman, Tania, The White Road and Other Stories (Cambridge: Salt, 2008)

Hershman, Tania, My Mother Was an Upright Piano: Fictions (Bristol: Tangent, 2012)

Heynen, Jim, The Man Who Kept Cigars In His Cap (Port Townsend, Washington: Graywolf Press, 1979)

Heynen, Jim, You Know What Is Right (San Francisco: North Point Press, 1985)

Heynen, Jim, The One-Room Schoolhouse: Stories About the Boys (New York: First Vintage, 1994)

Heynen, Jim, The Boys’ House: New and Selected Stories (St Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2001)

Heynen, Jim, Why Would a Woman Pour Boiling Water on Her Head? (Denton, Texas: Trilobite Press, 2001)

Highsmith, Patricia, Little Tales of Misogyny (London: Virago, 2014)

Hill, Jonathan, 100 One Hundred Word Tales (Marston Hill: CreateSpace, 2013)

Hill, Jonathan, and Kath Middleton, Beyond 100 Drabbles (Marston Hill: CreateSpace, 2013)

Hill, Sean, Very Short Stories: 300 Bite-Size Works of Fiction (Berkeley: Ulysses Press, 2012)

Horwitz, Allan Kolski, Out of the Wreckage: Dream Parables (Braamfontein, Johannesburg: Botsotso, 2007)

Howard, Mary Anne (ed.), Fifty Short ShortsAn Omnibus of Short Stories (Cleveland: World Publishing, 1945)

Howe, David J., and David B. Wake (eds), Drabble Who? (Harold Wood: Beccon, 1993)

Howe, Irving, and Ilana Wiener Howe (eds), Short Shorts: An Anthology of the Shortest Stories(New York: Bantam, 1983)

Howitt, Holly, Dinner Time (Blaenau Ffestiniog: Cinnamon Press, 2008)

Howitt, Holly, and Jan Fortune-Wood (eds), Exposure and Other Microfictions and Prose Poems(Blaenau Ffestiniog: Cinnamon Press, 2010)

Howson, Jock (ed.), The Fish Anthology 2007: A Paper Heart Is Beating, A Paper Boat Sets Sail(Durrus, Ireland: Fish, 2007)

Howson, Jock (ed.), Fish Anthology 2008: ‘Harlem River Blues’ and Other Stories (Durrus, Ireland: Fish, 2008)

Huang, Harry J. (ed. and trans.), An Anthology of Chinese Short Short Stories (Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2005)

Hubler, Richard G. (ed.), The World’s Shortest Stories: An Anthology (New York: Popular Library, 1962)

Iyengar, Abha, Many Fish to Fry (Magill, South Australia: Pure Slush, 2014)

Jobson, Liesl, 100 Papers: A Collection of Prose Poems and Flash Fiction (Braamfontein, Johannesburg: Botsotso, 2008)

Jones, Tim, 100x100: One Hundred 100-Word Stories (n.p.: CreateSpace, 2014)

July, Miranda, No One Belongs Here More Than You (Edinburgh: Canongate, 2015)

Kafka, Franz, The Complete Short Stories, ed. Nahum N. Glatzer (London: Vintage, 2005)

Kafka, Franz, The Burrow: Posthumously Published Short Fiction, trans. Michael Hofmann (London: Penguin, 2017)

Kawabata, Yasunari, The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories, trans. J. Martin Holman (Washington, DC: Counterpoint Press, 1998)

Kawabata, Yasunari, Palm-of-the-Hand Stories, trans. Lane Dunlop and J. Martin Holman (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006)

Kelman, James, Greyhound for Breakfast (London: Picador, 1988)

Kelman, James, An Old Pub Near the Angel and Other Stories (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2007)

Kelman, James, Not Not While the Giro and Other Stories (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2007)

Kelman, James, The Burn (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2009)

Kelman, James, The Good Times (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2009)

Kelman, James, If It Is Your Life (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2010)

Keret, Etgar, The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories, trans. Miriam Shlesinger, Dalya Bilu, Margaret Weinberger Rotman, Anthony Berris and Dan Ofri (New Milford: Toby Press, 2005)

Keret, Etgar, The Nimrod Flip-Out, trans. Miriam Shlesinger and Sondra Silverston (London: Vintage, 2006)

Keret, Etgar, The Girl on the Fridge, trans. Miriam Shlesinger and Sondra Silverston (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008)

Keret, Etgar, Missing Kissinger (London: Vintage, 2008)

Keret, Etgar, Four Stories (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2010)

Keret, Etgar, Suddenly, A Knock at the Door, trans. Miriam Shlesinger, Sondra Silverston and Nathan Englander (London: Chatto and Windus, 2012)

Kerr, Calum, Braking Distance (London: Salt, 2012)

Kerr, Calum, Lunch Hour: A Flash-Fiction Collection (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr Calum, The Audacious Adventuress: A Lucy Burkhampton Collection (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr, Calum, In Conversation with Bob and Jim: A Flash-Fiction Collection (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr Calum, Strange Is the New Black: A Flash-Fiction Collection (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr, Calum, 31: A Collection of Flash-Fictions, second edition (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr, Calum, Time: A Flash-Fiction Collection (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr Calum, The Ultimate Quest: A Lucy Burkhampton Collection (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr, Calum, The 2014 Flash365 Anthology (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2015)

Kerr, Calum, and Kath Kerr, Mr & Mrs Flash (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr, Calum, and Valerie O’Riordan (eds), Jawbreakers: A Collection of Flash-Fictions (Southampton: National Flash-Fiction Day, 2012)

Kerr, Calum, and Holly Howitt (eds), Scraps: A Collection of Flash-Fictions from National Flash-Fiction Day 2013 (Southampton: National Flash-Fiction Day and Gumbo Press, 2013)

Kerr, Calum, Angela Readman and Amy Mackelden (eds), Eating My Words: A Collection of Flash-Fictions (Southampton: National Flash-Fiction Day and Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr, Calum, and Angi Holden (eds), Landmarks: National Flash-Fiction Day 2015 Anthology(Southampton: National Flash-Fiction Day and Gumbo Press, 2015)

Kerr, Calum, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Santino Prinzi (eds), A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed: National Flash-Fiction Day 2016 Anthology (Southampton: National Flash-Fiction Day and Gumbo Press, 2016)

Knox, Thomas (ed.), 6S: The Green Bike Stories (n.p.: CreateSpace, 2010)

Knox, Thomas (ed.), 6S: Mind Games (n.p.: CreateSpace, 2010)

Knox, Thomas (ed.), 6S: The 6S Review, Issue 3 (n.p.: CreateSpace, 2010)

Knox, Thomas (ed.), 6S: The Mysterious Dr. Ramsey (n.p.: CreateSpace, 2010)

Lambert, Charles, The Scent of Cinnamon and Other Stories (Cambridge: Salt, 2008)

Landon, Jeff, Truck Dance (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania: Matter Press, 2011)

Laskowski, Tara (ed.), SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years, 2003–2013(Wynnewood, Pennsylvania: Matter Press, 2014)

Lay, Graeme (ed.), 100 NZ Short Short Stories (North Shore City, New Zealand: Tandem Press, 1997)

Lay, Graeme (ed.), Another 100 NZ Short Short Stories (North Shore City, New Zealand: Tandem Press, 1998)

Lay, Graeme (ed.), The Third Century: New New Zealand Short Short Stories (North Shore City, New Zealand: Tandem Press, 1999)

Lay, Graeme (ed.), 50 Short Short Stories By Young New Zealanders (Auckland: Tandem Press, 2001)

Lay, Graeme, and Stephen Stratford (eds), Home: New Short Short Stories By New Zealand Writers(Auckland: Black Swan, 2005)

Lazore, Erica Plouffe, Heard Around Town: Stories (Edmond, Oklahoma: Arcadia, 2015)

Lennon, J. Robert, Pieces for the Left Hand: 100 Anecdotes (London: Granta, 2005)

Leslie, Nathan, Root and Shoot: Flash and Short Fiction (Norman, Oklahoma: Texture Press, 2015)

Lispector, Clarice, Complete Stories, trans. Katrina Dodson (London: Penguin, 2015)

Litz, Cynthia, Imprints: A Collection of Flash Fiction (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania: Matter Press, 2013)

Lovelace, Sean, Fog Gorgeous Stag (Baltimore: Publishing Genius, 2011)

Lovelace, Sean, The Frogs Are Incredibly Loud Here (Northampton, Massachusetts: Bateau Press, 2013)

Lutz, Gary, Stories in the Worst Way (Detroit: Calamari, 2009)

Mabaso, Duduzile Zamantungwa (ed.), My Holiday Shorts: A Collection of South African Short Short Stories (Johannesburg: Black Letter Media, 2013)

MacLennan, Toby, 1 Walked Out of 2 and Forgot It (Millerton, New York: Something Else Press, 1972)

Madden, Matt, 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style (London: Jonathan Cape, 2006)

Mahfouz, Naguib, The Dreams, trans. Raymond Stock (Cairo: American University of Cairo Press, 2013)

Manganelli, Girogio, Centuria: One Hundred Outoboric Novels (Kingston, New York: McPherson, 2008)

Manguso, Sarah, Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape (San Francisco: McSweeney’s, 2007)

Marcus, Peter, Good, Brother (New York: Calamari Press, 2005)

Marcus, Peter, The Singing Fish (New York: Calamari Press, 2005)

Maugham, W. Somerset, Cosmopolitans: Very Short Stories (London: William Heinemann, 1936)

McDermott, Courtney, How They Spend Their Sundays: Stories (San Pedro, California: Whitepoint Press, 2013)

McDermott, Jane, Look Busy: One Hundred 100-Word Stories By and For the Distracted (San Francisco: Fourteen Hills Press, 2014)

McEvily, Robert (ed.), 6S: The 6S Review: Issue 1 (n.p.: CreateSpace, 2010)

McEvily, Robert (ed.), 6S: Volume 2 (n.p.: CreateSpace, 2009)

McEvily, Robert (ed.), 6S: The Love Book (n.p.: CreateSpace, 2010)

McGregor, Jon, This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You (London: Bloomsbury, 2012)

Meades, Rob, and David B. Wake (eds), The Drabble Project (Harold Wood: Beccon, 1988)

Meades, Rob, and David B. Wake (eds), Drabble II: Double Century (Harold Wood: Beccon, 1990)

Merrill, Christopher, Robert Thomas and James Shapard (eds), Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories From Around the World (New York: Norton, 2015)

Meyer, Angela, Captives (Victoria: Inkerman and Blunt, 2014)

Michelle, Louise, Fifty-One Flash Fiction Stories (Charlestown, South Carolina: Booksurge, 2009)

Miéville, China, Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories (London: Macmillan, 2015)

Mills, Mark (ed.), Crafting the Very Short Story: An Anthology of 100 Masterpieces (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2003)

Moffatt, Virginia, Rapture and What Comes After (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Monaghan, Nicole (ed.), Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash Fiction (Philadelphia: PS, 2011)

Monson, Jane, Speaking Without Tongues (Blaenau Ffestiniog: Cinnamon Press, 2010)

Monterroso, Augusto, Complete Works and Other Stories, trans. Edith Grossman (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995)

Monterroso, Augusto, The Black Sheep and Other Fables (Tadworth: Acorn, 2005)

Moolman, Kobus, Separating the Seas (Piertermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2007)

Moolman, Kobus, Light and After (Grahamstown, South Africa: Deep South, 2010)

Moolman, Kobus, Left Over (Sandton, South Africa: Dye Hard Press, 2013)

Moore, Dinty W. (ed.), Sudden Stories: The Mammoth Book of Miniscule Fiction (DuBois, Pennsylvania: Mammoth, 2003)

Morris, Kona, Leah Rogin-Roper and Stacy Walsh (eds), The Incredible Shrinking Story: A Collection of Flash Fiction, Volume 4 (Evergreen, Colorado: Fast Forward Press, 2011)

Morrison, Ewan, Tales from the Mall (Glasgow: Cargo, 2012)

Moss, Steve (ed.), The World’s Shortest Stories (Philadelphia: Running Press, 1999)

Moss, Steve, and John M. Daniel (eds), The World’s Shortest Stories of Love and Death (Philadelphia: Running Press, 1999)

Mu, Aili, Julie Chiu and Howard Goldblatt (ed. and trans.), Loud Sparrows: Contemporary Chinese Short-Shorts (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006)

Mukherjee, Wanda Wade (ed.), Blink: Flash Fiction Before You Can Bat an Eye (Wake Forest, North Carolina: Paper Journey Press, 2006)

Mukherjee, Wanda Wade, and Sharlene Baker (eds), Women Behaving Badly: Feisty Flash Fiction Stories (Durham, North Carolina: Paper Journey Press, 2004)

Neal, Darlin’, Rattlesnakes and the Moon: Stories (Winston-Salem: Press 53, 2011)

Neal, Darlin’, Elegant Punk: Stories (Winston-Salem: Press 53, 2012)

Nervaud Dun, Marie de, Harvest of Short Shorts: Selected Stories Published Over Three Decades(n.p.: Silvermine, 1968)

Neufeld, Josh, and Sari Wilson (eds), Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose (Indianapolis: Pressgang, 2016)

Ní Chonchúir, Nuala, Mother America (Dublin: New Island, 2012)

Ní Chonchúir, Nuala, Of Dublin and Other Fictions (Meridian, Idaho: Tower Press, 2013)

Noe, Levi Andrew, Rain Check (Magill, South Australia: Truth Serum Press, 2016)

[No editor], Ada and More Nano-Fiction (Abercynon: Leaf, 2009)

[No editor], The Bridport Prize: Poetry and Short Stories (Bristol: Redcliffe Press, 2010)

[No editor], The Bridport Prize: Poetry and Short Stories (Bristol: Redcliffe Press, 2011)

[No editor], The Bridport Prize: Poetry and Short Stories (Bristol: Redcliffe Press, 2012)

[No editor], The Bridport Prize: Poetry, Short Stories and Flash Fiction (Bristol: Redcliffe Press, 2013)

[No editor], The Bridport Prize: Poetry, Short Stories and Flash Fiction (Bristol: Redcliffe Press, 2014)

[No editor], The Bridport Prize: Poetry, Short Stories and Flash Fiction (Bristol: Redcliffe Press, 2015)

[No editor], Derek and More Micro-Fiction (Abercynon: Leaf, 2007)        

[No editor], Discovering a Comet and More Micro-Fiction (Abercynon: Leaf, 2008)

[No editor], From the Left and More Micro-Fiction (Abercynon: Leaf, 2010)

[No editor], Lightship Anthology 1: International Prize Winners 2011 (Richmond: Alma, 2011)

[No editor], Lightship Anthology 2 (Richmond: Alma, 2012)

[No editor], Lightship Anthology 3 (Richmond: Alma, 2014)

Norminton, Gregory, The Lost Art of Losing (Glasgow: Vagabond Voices, 2013)

Norminton, Gregory, Thumbnails (Glasgow: Vagabond Voices, 2013)

Oberfirst, Robert, Technique Sells the Short-Short (Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1944)

Oberfirst, Robert, Short-Short Stories (Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1948)

Oberfirst, Robert (ed.), 1952 Anthology of Best Original Short-Shorts (Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1953)

Oberfirst, Robert (ed.), 1954 Anthology of Best Original Short-Shorts (Ocean City, New Jersey: Oberfirst, 1954)

Oberfirst, Robert (ed.), 1955 Anthology of Best Original Short-Shorts (Ocean City, New Jersey: Oberfirst, 1955)

Oberfirst, Robert (ed.), Anthology of Best Short-Short Stories: Volume 5 (New York: Frederick Fell, 1957)

Oberfirst, Robert (ed.), Anthology of Best Short-Short Stories: Volume 6 (New York: Frederick Fell, 1957)

Oberfirst, Robert (ed.), Anthology of Best Short-Short Stories: Volume 7 (New York: Frederick Fell, 1959)

Oblonsky, Jerry, Short Shorts: Tales from the World Series to a Rest Home in Australia and Others(Parker, Colorado: Outskirts Press, 2005)

O’Brien, Tim, The Things They Carried (London: Flamingo, 1991)

Ocampo, Silvina, Thus Were Their Faces: Stories, trans. Daniel Balderston (New York: NYRB Classics, 2015)

O’Neill, Ryan, The Weight of the Human Heart (Brecon: Old Street, 2012)

Orfanella, Lou, Maybe Tomorrow: Flash Fiction (Greensboro, North Carolina: March Street Press, 2011)

O’Riordan, Valerie, Enough (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2012)

Orner, Peter, Esther Stories (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2001)

Painter, Pamela, Wouldn’t You Like to Know: Very Short Stories (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010)

Painter, Pamela, Getting to Know the Weather: Stories (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2008)

Paley, Grace, The Collected Stories (London: Virago, 1999)

Pandey, Manoj (ed.), Tales on Tweets: Illustrated Short Fiction (n.p.: HarperCollins India, 2016)

Parker, Nick, The Exploding Boy and Other Tiny Tales (Pangbourne: spigmitebooks, 2011)

Pearson, Maggie, Short and Shocking! A Book of Very Short Shocking Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Pearson, Maggie, Short Christmas Stories: More Than 40 Very Short Stories to Bring a Sparkle to Your Christmas! (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Perec, Georges, La Boutique Obscure: 124 Dreams, trans. Daniel Levin Becker (New York: Melville House, 2012)

Perkins-Hazuka, Christine, Tom Hazuka and Mark Budman (eds), Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-Short Stories (New York: Persea, 2011)

Perring, Nik, Not So Perfect: Stories (London: Roastbooks, 2010)

Perring, Nik, Beautiful Words: Some Meanings and Some Fictions Too (London: Roastbooks, 2014)

Perring, Nik, Beautiful Tress (London: RoastBooks, 2015)

Perring, Nik, and Caroline Smailes, Freaks! (London: The Friday Project, 2012)

Phillips, Jayne Anne, Sweethearts (Carrboro: Truck, 1976)

Phillips, Jayne Anne, Black Tickets (New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1979)

Phillips, Jayne Anne, Fast Lanes (New York: E. P. Dutton/Seymour Lawrence, 1987)

Pinnock, Jonathan, Dot Dash (Cromer: Salt, 2012)

Pinter, Harold, Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics 1948–2005 (London: Faber and Faber, 1998)

Pokrass, Meg, Damn Sure Right (Winston-Salem: Press 53, 2011)

Pokrass, Meg, The Dog Looks Happy Upside Down (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: Etruscan Press, 2016)

Ponce, Pedro, Alien Autopsy (n.p.: Cow Heavy Books, 2010)

Potter, Matt, Based on True Stories (Magill, South Australia: Truth Serum Press, 2016)

Praeger, Michèle, Baby You Can Drive My Car… (San Francisco: Blue Light Press, 2015)

Prinzi, Santino, Dots and Other Flashes of Perception (Nottingham: Nottingham Review Press, 2016)

Qi, Shouhua (ed. and trans.), The Pearl Jacket and Other Stories: Flash Fiction from Contemporary China (Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 2008)

Queneau, Raymond, Exercises in Style, trans. Barbara Wright (London: John Calder, 1979)

Rae, Leila (ed.), Doorknobs and Bodypaint: Fantastic Flash Fiction (Berkeley: Pandemonium Press, 2008)

Raven, Paul Graham (ed.), Illuminations: The Friday Flash Fiction Anthology (St Albans: Odd Two Out, 2008)

Reeves, Craig, Flash Fiction (New York: Vantage Press, 2005)

Reeves, Craig, Flash Fiction II (New York: Vantage Press, 2008)

Rhodes, Dan, Anthropology and a Hundred Other Stories (Edinburgh: Canongate, 2005)

Rhodes, Dan, Marry Me (Edinburgh: Canongate, 2013)

Rich, Simon, Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations (New York: Random House, 1997)

Robertson, James, 365: Stories (London: Penguin, 2014)

Rogers, Bruce Holland, Wind Over Heaven and Other Dark Tales (Berkeley Heights, New Jersey: Wildside Press, 2000)

Rogers, Bruce Holland, Thirteen Ways to Water and Other Stories (Wilsonville, Oregon: Wheatland Press, 2004)

Rogin-Roper, Leah, Stacy Walsh and Dustin Dill (eds), Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse[Fast Forward: A Collection of Flash Fiction, Volume 5] (n.p.: Fast Forward Press, 2012)

Rohan, Ethel, Cut Through the Bone: Stories (Seattle: Dark Sky, 2010)

Rohan, Ethel, Hard to Say: Stories (Houghton, Michigan: Pank, 2011)

Rohan, Ethel, Goodnight Nobody: Stories (Plano, Texas: Queen’s Ferry Press, 2013)

Rolli, I Am Currently Writing a Novel (Barrie, Ontario: Tightrope, 2014)

Scliar, Moacyr, The Collected Stories of Moacyr Scliar, trans. Eloah F. Giacomelli (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999)

Scotellaro, Robert, Measuring the Distance: Flash Fiction (San Francisco: Blue Light Press, 2012)

Scotellaro, Robert, This Is What We Know So Far: Micro Fictions (San Francisco: Blue Light Press, 2015)

Scotellaro, Robert, Bad Motel: 100-Word Stories (Boston: Big Table, 2016)

Schultz, Katey, Flashes of War (Baltimore: Apprentice House, 2013)

Schwartz, Howard (ed.), Imperial Messages: One Hundred Modern Parables (New York: Overlook Press, 1991)

Seed, Ian, Threadbare Fables (Timperley, Altrincham: Like This Press, 2012)

Seed, Ian, Makers of Empty Dreams (Bristol: Shearsman, 2014)

Seed, Ian, Identity Papers (Bristol: Shearsman, 2016)

Seltzer, Gemma, Speak to Strangers (London: Penned in the Margins, 2011)

Shapard, Robert, Motel and Other Stories (Ridgway, Colorado: Predator Press, 2005)

Shapard, Robert, and James Thomas (eds), Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (New York: Gibbs Smith, 1986)

Shapard, Robert, and James Thomas (eds), Sudden Fiction International: 60 Short-Short Stories (New York: Norton, 1989)

Shapard, Robert, and James Thomas (eds), Sudden Fiction (Continued): 60 New Short-Short Stories(New York: Norton, 1996)

Shapard, Robert, and James Thomas (eds), New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories from America and Beyond (New York: Norton, 2007)

Shapard, Robert, James Thomas and Ray Gonzalez (eds), Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America (New York: Norton, 2010)

Sheehan, Aurelie, Jewelry Box: A Collection of Histories (Rochester, New York: BOA, 2013)

Shua, Ana María, Quick Fix: Sudden Fiction, trans. Rhonda Dahl Buchanan (Buffalo, New York: White Pine Press, 2008)

Shua, Ana María, Microfictions, trans. Steven J. Stewart (Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2009)

Shua, Ana María, Without a Net, trans. Steven J. Stewart (Brooklyn: Hanging Loose Press, 2012)

Simic, Charles, The World Doesn’t End: Prose Poems (San Diego: Harvest, 1989)

Smith, Claudia, Put Your Head in My Lap (Portland: Future Tense, 2009)

Smith, Claudia, Quarry Light (Northampton, Massachusetts: Magic Helicopter Press, 2013)

Smith, Curtis, Beasts and Men (Winston-Salem: Press 53, 2013)

Sole, Kelwyn, Land Dreaming: Prose Poems (Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2006)

Spencer, Chris, 100 Quickies: 100-Word Short Stories (n.p.: CreateSpace, 2013)

Stefano, Karen, The Secret Games of Words: Stories (North Charleston, South Carolina: 1 Glimpse Press, 2015)

Stern, Jerome (ed.), Micro Fiction: An Anthology of Really Short Stories (New York: Norton, 1996)

Stevenson, Tim, The Book of Small Changes: A Flash-Fiction I Ching (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Stevenson, Tim, On Cleanliness and Other Stories: Short Fictions (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2015)

Stevenson, Tim, Songs Without Music: Flash-Fictions and Curiosities (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2016)

Stohlman, Nancy, The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories (Magill, South Australia: Pure Slush, 2014)

Stratford, Stephen (ed.), 100 New Zealand Short Short Stories 4 (Auckland: Tandem Press, 2000)

Strohm, Paul, Sportin’ Jack: One Hundred Hundred-Word Short Stories (n.p.: CreateSpace, 2012)

Sulak, Marcela, and Jacqueline Kolosov (eds), Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2015)

Swann, David, The Privilege of Rain: Time Among the Sherwood Outlaws (Hove: Waterloo Press, 2010)

Swann, David, Stronger Faster Shorter: Flash Fictions, ed. Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler (Chester: Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press, 2015)

Swartwood, Robert, Phantom Energy: [Very Short] Stories (n.p.: RMS Press, 2011)

Swartwood, Robert (ed.), Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (New York: Norton, 2010)

Swenson, Jack, The Night Heron’s Scream: Flash Fiction (New York: iUniverse, 2007)

Sylvester, Simon, Marrow (n.p.: Simon Sylvester, n.d.)

Taylor, Craig, One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (London: Bloomsbury, 2013)

Taylor, Jonathan (ed.), Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud (Cromer: Salt, 2012)

Teel, Aaron, Shampoo Horns (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2012)

Teicher, Craig Morgan, Cradle Book: Stories and Fables (Rochester, New York: BOA, 2010)

Thay, Jacque, Twictions: 140 Stories Each Told in 140 Characters (Cardiff: Deadstar, 2010)

Thomas, James, Denise Thomas and Tom Hazuka (eds), Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (New York: Norton, 1992)

Thomas, James, and Robert Shapard (eds), Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories (New York: Norton, 2006)

Tognazzini, Anthony, I Carry a Hammer In My Pocket For Occasions Such As These (Rochester, New York: BOA, 2007)

Towell, Gayle (ed.), Microfiction Monday Magazine: Best of 2015 (n.p.: Blue Skirt Productions, 2016)

Toy, M. Kaat, Disturbed Sleep (Hayesville, North Carolina: FutureCycle Press, 2013)

Treat, Jessica, Meat Eaters & Plant Eaters: Stories (Rochester, New York: BOA, 2009)

Tuite, Meg, Lined Up Like Scars: Flash Fictions, ed. Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler (Chester: Flash: The International Short-Short Story Press, 2015)

Underwood, Andy, Flash Bangs: A Sparkling Array of Hundred-Word Short Stories (Denver: Outskirts Press, 2012)

Unferth, Deb Olin, Minor Robberies (San Francisco: McSweeney’s, 2007)

Van Goethem, Bart, Life’s Too Short for Long Stories (n.p.: theBARTcorporation, 2012)

Vaughan, Robert, Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits: Stories (New York: Deadly Chaps, 2013)

Vaughan, Robert, Addicts & Basements (n.p.: Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2014)

Walser, Robert, Microscripts, trans. Susan Bernofsky (New York: New Directions/Christine Burgin, 2010)

Walser, Robert, Berlin Stories, ed. Jochen Greven, trans. Susan Bernofsky (New York: New York Review of Books, 2012)

Walser, Robert, A Schoolboy’s Diary and Other Stories, ed. and trans. Damion Searls (New York: New York Review of Books, 2013)

Whiteley, Aliya, Witchcraft in the Harem (Birstall: Dog Horn, 2013)

Wild, Peter (ed.), The Flash (London: Social Disease, 2007)

Williams, Diane, Excitability: Selected Stories 1986-1996 (Normal, Illinois: Dalkey Archive Press, 1998)

Williams, Diane, Romancer Erector: Novella and Stories (Chicago: Dalkey Archive Press, 2001)

Williams, Diane, It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature: A Novella and Stories (Tuscaloosa: FC2, 2007)

Williams, Diane, Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty (New York: McSweeney’s, 2012)

Williams, Diane, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine (New York: McSweeney’s, 2016)

Williams, Joy, Ninety-Nine Stories of God (Portland: Tin House Books, 2016)

Williams, Tony, All the Bananas I’ve Never Eaten: Tales of Love and Loneliness (Cromer: Salt, 2012)

Williford, LexSuperman on the Roof ((Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2016)

Wood, William Ransom (ed.), Short Short Stories (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1951)

Woolf, Virginia, The Collected Short Stories (Oxford: Oxford City Press, 2011)

Worman, Jeremy, Fragmented (Blaenau Ffestiniog: Cinnamon Press, 2011)

Worman, Jeremy, Swimming with Diana Dors and Other Stories (Blaenau Ffestiniog: Cinnamon Press, 2014)

Wortsman, Peter, A Modern Way to Day: Small Stories and Microtales (New York: Fromm International, 1991)

Young, Debbie, Quick Change: Tiny Tales of Transformation (n.p.: Hawkesbury Press, 2015)

Yourgrau, Barry, The Sadness of Sex: Stories (New York: Delta, 1995)

Yourgrau, Barry, A Man Jumps Out of an Airplane: Stories (New York: Arcade, 1999)

Yourgrau, Barry, Wearing Dad’s Head: Stories (New York: Arcade, 1999)

Yourgrau, Barry, Haunted Traveller (New York: Arcade, 1999)

Yourgrau, Barry, Nastybook (New York: HarperCollins, 2005)

Zahava, Irene (ed.), Word of Mouth: 150 Short-Short Stories by 90 Women Writers (Freedom, California: Crossing Press, 1990)

Zahava, Irene (ed.), Word of Mouth: Volume 2: Short-Short Stories By 100 Women Writers(Freedom, California: Crossing Press, 1991)

Ziegler, Alan (ed.), Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms (New York: Norton, 2014)



Eclectic Flash

Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine

Fractured West

Leaf Writers’ Magazine

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern


Nano Fiction

Pure Slush

Quick Fiction

The Southeast Review

Vestal Review

Critical Writing; Novels-in-Flashes; Composite Novels

The Flash Fiction Special Collection contains the world’s most comprehensive gathering of critical writing on flash fiction, novels-in-flashes, and composite novels.

Dissertations On, Significantly Mentioning or Containing Flash Fiction

Howitt-Dring, Holly, ‘Desk and a Series of Microfictions: The Question of Genre, Meaning and Incompleteness in the Nocella and Microfiction.’ Ph.D. Diss. Cardiff University, 2008.

Jobson, Liesl, ‘100 Papers: An Anthology of Flash Fiction and Prose Poetry with a Theoretical Postscript.’ MA Diss. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2006. Copy held in the Flash Fiction Special Collection.

Stohlman, Nancy, ‘The Flash Manifesto and the Emergence of the Flash Novel.’ MA Diss. Naropa University, 2009.

Tansley, Laura, ‘Two Inches of Ivory: Short-Short Forms and Feminine Expressions.’ Ph.D. Diss. University of Glasgow, 2011.

The International Flash Fiction Association is grateful for the help of Jonathan Cardew, Peter Cherches, Michael Elvy, Grant Faulkner, Liz Hedgecock, Emjay Holmes, Michael Loveday, Lynn Mundell, Meg Pokrass, Santino Prinzi, Robert Scotellaro, Aurelie Sheehan, Nancy Stohlman.

Other Flash-Fiction Collections and Anthologies

If you are the author, editor, or publisher of a book listed below and would like to donate a copy to the Flash Fiction Special collection, the International Flash Fiction Association and Seaborne Library would be most grateful. Please post a copy to:

International Flash Fiction Association

Department of English

University of Chester

Parkgate Road

Chester, CH1 4BJ


Acknowledgement will be made and we will post you a copy of one of the IFFA’s publications.

Agee, Jonis, A .38 Special and a Broken Heart (Coffee House Press, 1995)

Aldwin, Gail, Four Buses: A Collection of Short Stories and Flash Fiction (Arial, 2012)

Andrews, Nin, The Book of Orgasms (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2000)

Bauer, Tricia, Father Flashes (University of Alabama Press, 2011)

Beausoleil, Laura, A Chance of Moving (Cloud Marauder Press, 1979)

Bell, Jessica, and Dawn Ius (eds), The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2012 (eMergent Publishing, 2012)

Bengelsdorf, Tobias Amadon (ed.), The Fiction at Work Biannual Report (Green Lantern Press, 2010)

Bernhard, Thomas, The Voice Imitator: 104 Stories By Thomas Bernhard (University of Chicago Press, 1997)

Boston, Bruce, Flashing the Dark (Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2006)

Burch, Aaron, How to Predict the Weather (Keyhole Press, 2010)

Cantrill, Kate Hill, Walk Back from Monkey School: Short Stories (Press 53, 2012)

Claffey, James, Blood a Cold Blue (Press 53, 2013)

Colburn, John, and Margaret Miles (eds), Blink: Sudden Fiction By Minnesota Writers (Spout Press, 2001)

Collins, Austin, The Myth of Beautiful Summers (Pariah Press, 2014)

Collins, Myfwany, I Am Holding Your Hand: Stories (Pank, 2012)

Compton, Sheldon Lee, The Same Terrible Storm (Foxhead, 2012)

Dinh, Linh, Blood and Soap: Stories (Seven Stories Press, 2004)

Doran, Phil, Spaghetti Fiction (Garlic Press, 2007)

Ellen, Elizabeth, Fast Machine (Short Flight/Long Drive, 2012)

Frank, Thaisa, A Brief History of Camouflage (Black Sparrow Press, 1992)

Frank, Thaisa, Sleeping in Velvet (Black Sparrow Press, 1997)

Gager, Timothy, Treating A Sick Animal (Cervena Barva Press, 2009)

Garson, Scott, American Gymnopedies (Willows Wept Press, 2009)

Gibbons, Reginald, Five Pears or Peaches (Broken Moon Press, 1991)

Giles, Molly, Bothered (Split Oak Press, 2013)

Gordon-Lovitt, Joseph, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1 (It, 2011)

Gould, John, The Kingdom of Heaven: 88 Palm-of-the-Hand Stories (Ekstasis, 1996)

Graham, Barry, This Isn’t Who We Are (Achilles Chapbook Series, 2012)

Graham, Barry (ed.), Dogzplot Flash Fiction Anthology (Dogzplot, 2008)

Graham, Barry (ed.), Dogzplot Flash Fiction Anthology (Dogzplot, 2009)

Graham, Barry (ed.), Dogzplot Flash Fiction Anthology (Dogzplot, 2010)

Graham, Barry (ed.), Dogzplot Flash Fiction Anthology (Dogzplot, 2011)

Gray, Amelia, AM/PM (Featherproof, 2009)

Gray, Amelia, Amelia Gray’s Museum of the Weird (University of Alabama Press, 2010)

Holwerda, Amy, The Grayest Ghost (Sleeping Lion Press, 2010)

Iredell, Jamie, The Book of Freaks (Future Tense, 2011)

James, Debbie (ed.), Burning Ambitions: The Anthology of Short-Shorts (Rush Hour Revisions, 1998)

Jodzio, John, Get In If You Want To Live (Paper Darts Press, 2011)

Kechula, Michael A., Crazy Stories for Crazy People (PublishAmerica, 2005)

Kechula, Michael A., A Full Deck of Zombies: 61 Speculative Fiction Tales (BooksForABuck, 2007)

Kechula, Michael A., I Never Kissed Judy Garland and Other Tales of Romance (BooksForABuck, 2010)

Kechula, Michael A., The Area 51 Option and 70 More Speculative Fiction Tales (BooksForABuck, 2011)

Kinsella, W. P., The Alligator Report (Coffee House Press, 1985)

Koch, Kenneth, Hotel Lambosa and Other Stories (Coffee House Press, 1993)

Koertge, Ron, Sex World: Flash Fiction (Red Hen Press, 2014)

Lapp, Jordan, Camille Gooderham Campbell and Steven Smethurst (eds), The Best of Everyday Fiction 2008 (Every Day, 2008)

Lapp, Jordan, Camille Gooderham Campbell and Steven Smethurst (eds), The Best of Everyday Fiction Two (Every Day, 2010)

Lapp, Jordan, Camille Gooderham Campbell and Steven Smethurst (eds), The Best of Everyday Fiction Three (Every Day, 2011)

Leslie, Nathan, Reverse Negative (Ravenna Press, 2006)

Levine, Paul, The Very Short Stories of a Much Longer Life (iUniverse, 2007)

Lippmann, Sara, Doll Palace: Stories (Dock Street Press, 2014)

Martin, Chelsea, Everything Was Fine Until Whatever (Future Tense, 2009)

Martin, Steve, Cruel Shoes (Warner Books, 1980)

McHale Holland, Laura, The Ice Cream Vendor’s Song: Flash Fiction (Wordforest, 2012)

Monaghan, Nicole (ed.), Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash (PS, 2011)

Montgomery, M. V., Dream Koans (Fast Forward Press, 2011)

Navoth, Ziv, Nonotales (Ziji, 2007)

Orfanella, Lou, In a Flash: Twenty-One Short Short Stories (March Street Press, 2007)

Peck, Garrett, and Keith Gouveia (eds), Small Bites (Coscom Entertainment, 2004)

Prunty, Andersen, The Overwhelming Urge (Eraserhead Press, 2008)

Rayner, Mark A., Pirate Therapy and Other Curses (Monkeyjoy Press, 2012)

Reale, Michelle, If All They Had Were Their Bodies (Burning River, 2011)

Rich, Simon, Free-Range Chickens (Random House, 2008)

Ruefle, Mary, The Most of It (Wave, 2008)

Ruuska, Braiian, Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby? (Trafford, 2004)

Saknussemm, Kris, Sinister Miniatures (Lazy Fascist Press, 2011)

Sands, Bradley, Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy (Lazy Fascist Press, 2010)

Silesky, Barry, One Thing That Can Save Us (Coffee House Press, 1994)

Sindell, Jon, The Roadkill Collection: Flash Fiction (Boston, Massachusetts: Big Table, 2015)

Smith, Claudia, Put Your Head in My Lap (Future Tense, 2009)

Speh, Marcus, Thank You For Your Sperm (MadHat Press, 2013)

Swenson, Jack, Menage a Trois and Other Stories (iUniverse, 2006)

Tanzer, Ben, This American Life (Achilles Chapbook Series, 2011)

Tate, James, Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee: 44 Stories (Wave, 2008)

Tinker, H. P., The Swank Bisexual Wine Bar of Modernity (Social Disease Books, 2007)

Treat, Jessica, A Robber in the House (Coffee House Press, 1993)

Vaughan, Robert (ed.), Flash Fiction Fridays (AdiMont Press, 2011)

Vukcevich, Ray, Meet Me in the Moon Room (Small Beer Press, 2001)

Webb, Don, A Spell for the Fulfillment of Desire (Black Ice, 1996)

Weiss, Jessica A. (ed.), Cup of Joe: Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection (Wicked East Press, 2011)

Witte, Francine, The Wind Twirls Everything (MuscleHead Press, 2007)

Witte, Francine, Cold June (Ropewalk Press, 2010)

Wilson, Robley (ed.), Four-Minute Fictions: 50 Short-Short Stories from the North American Review(Word Beat Press, 1987)

Woodman, Allen, The Shoebox of Desire and Other Tales (Swallow’s Tale Press, 1987)

Young, Joseph, Easter Rabbit (Publishing Genius Press, 2009)

Young, Joseph, 5 Drawings of the Maryland Sky (Ink Press, 2013)

Zinnes, Harriet, Lover (Coffee House Press, 1988)


Contact Information

International Flash Fiction Association
Department of English 
University of Chester 
Parkgate Road 
Chester CH1 4BJ


Directors   Dr Peter Blair  Dr Ashley Chantler