Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions are now closed. The submission period will open on September 15, 2013. Click here.
Matter Press is now offering private flash fiction workshops and critiques of flash fiction collections here.
Matter Press for Compressed Creative Arts is proud to announce the following Pushcart nominations: Betsy Seymour's "Oxbow"; Curtis Smith's "River of Ghosts"; Wendy Barker's "Wang Wei in the Workshop"; Hal Sirowitz's "Misplaced Rug"; Kathy Fish's "Stampede"; and Jeff Landon's "Electricity."
Lee Rourke writes in A BRIEF HISTORY OF FABLES: FROM AESOP TO FLASH FICTION, "One only has to visit sites such as flashfiction.net and smokelong.com or journals such as Matter: The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts to get a real sense of some of the most electrifying and ground-breaking flash fiction published today; displaying work from authors all around the world who manage to compress the weird, the fabulous and the truly astonishing into their fictions."
Jeff Landon's TRUCK DANCE, a collection of semi-short fiction, & Kathy Fish's WILD LIFE, a collection of undomesticated flash fictions, are now available either separately or as a bundle here.
Read writers' compression statements here.
Interview at Hugo House.
Outgoing managing editor David Aichenbaum decompresses himself.
Matter Press's 501(c)(3) status approved! Woo-hoo!
Interview at SmokeLong Quarterly.
Interview at Six Questions.
Article at Brevity.
Mentioned in Carol Guess Interview
Mentioned at Ethel Rohan's Straight from the Hip
Duotrope Listing. Listed in Top 25 Swiftest Markets for both poetry and fiction.
Our MissionMatter Press is a community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) literary press that publishes an online literary journal (The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts), manages an annual short fiction and poetry chapbook contest, and supports a regular reading series. Matter Press offers internships to graduate MFA and Publishing students as submission readers, literary editors, and publication designers. Matter Press focuses on supporting emerging and established authors working with condensed forms of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts.
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