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Silence

by Liz Hedgecock


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Silence


Liz Hedgecock lives in the north of England, and fits in as much writing as she can in the spaces between work and childrearing. She writes mostly short stories, but is also working on something longer. She’s thrilled to be part of the FlashDogs writing community, which has recently released its first anthology. Tweets, blogs and further information can be found at @lizhedgecock and http://lizhedgecock.wordpress.com

What surprising, fascinating stuff can you tell us about the origin, drafting, and/or final version of “Silence”?

The story of Silence came first, as a response to a photograph of a door. Its supporting columns were written much more quickly, through reflecting on why I had written the story I had. I was amazed at how much biographical information I had managed to include in a story about a monk, and that has made me think about my own writing process.

News

Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.

Matter Press recently released titles from Meg Boscov, Abby Frucht, Robert McBrearty, Tori Bond, Kathy Fish, and Christopher Allen. Click here.

Matter Press is now offering private flash fiction workshops and critiques of flash fiction collections here.

Submissions

Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions are now open. The reading period for standard submissions closes again December 15, 2022. Submit here.

Upcoming

01/23 • Pedro Ponce
01/30 • Paul Hostovsky
02/06 • Maria Elena Gigante
02/13 • Sarah Dunphy-Lelii
02/20 • Lauren Fath
02/27 • Sudha Balagopal
03/06 • Susan L. Leary
03/13 • Amy Goldmacher
03/20 • Claire Polders
03/27 • Beth Cleary
04/03 • Gargi Mehra
04/10 • Tina Wang
04/17 • Juliana Rappaport
04/24 • TBD