I got good news this week: my flash fiction submission was accepted for the Sunday Snaps anthology! That was my very first attempt at flash fiction (and the only one so far), so I'm excited! Okay, so I would have been excited either way. The anthology is due to be published in September 2011, and all proceeds will go to charity. More on that when there are updates. In the meantime, submissions are still being accepted through June 6. Click here for submission guidelines. She is accepting flash fiction and poetry of between 50-1500 words.
I also wanted to let everyone know of a poetry contest. It is through Poetic Asides on the Writer's Digest site. It is technically a challenge more than a contest, but his favorite will be published in Writer's Digest magazine, so I consider that a contest. You only have until May 30, 2011 to submit, so get writing! Do check the guidelines first, though, as this is for a specific poem style called The Bop. He does have a link with more information on that.
I and the wonderful and energetic Tina of Life is Good have decided to continue the A to Z Challenge and visit all of the blogs who signed up. I made it through quite a few, but not the whole list. Alex J. Cavanaugh is in for the challenge and we're waiting to see if Arlee Bird of Tossing it Out will be willing to post about it. We're also looking for someone who likes to create badges who might be willing to create one for this.
Before my rant involving The Crow, I found a Write 1 Sub 1 Challenge that I'll be taking part in. Go here for more information. It is a challenge to write one piece (short story is what I'm doing, but I'm thinking you could do poetry or flash fiction or whatever you please) and submit one piece in a specific time frame. I will be doing monthly right now, starting in June, but they also have a weekly option. There are badges to put on your blog to show you are participating. I figure it is a good way to get hopping on writing short fiction, as I've allowed myself to become completely involved in my WIP and have really neglected other forms of writing. Let me know if you'll be participating!
Finally, my rant. Ed Pressman and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo are making a reboot of The Crow. The original, starring Brandon Lee. From the sound of it, Bradley Cooper of The Hangover is in talks to play the Crow character. Tossing aside my hatred of the term "reboot" these days (are there original ideas anymore or is Hollywood just a money mill?), I don't think The Crow is yet at a place where it needs to be rebooted or remade. Make it a sequel, fine, but a reboot of the original, why?? To me, The Crow is a bit of a cult classic in itself and should not be redone. Brandon Lee will forever be The Crow to me. Plus, Bradley Cooper? I love him in comedies, but as The Crow? You can read more about this at cinemablend.com.
How do you feel about the remake of The Crow? Anyone out there have as big a crush as I did on Brandon Lee? And is anyone up for the continued A to Z Challenge of visiting the blogs or the Write 1 Submit 1 Challenge?