Life In, Life Out

Life In Life Out Press

A collection of spirited flash fiction

by Avital Gad-Cykman
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“I’ve twice featured Avital in anthologies I’ve edited. I love her work and couldn’t be more excited for this book.”

Stephen Elliott, author of Happy Baby and six other books, the founder and current Editor-in-Chief of the online literary magazine The Rumpus and a film director.

About “Fire. Water.” from Life In, Life Out

“Your story seemed to us a perfect flash: ordinary, realistic strife, nearing disaster, at the same time opening to even more, of an archetypal or planetary depth or scale … It’s amazing what the story does in such a short space.”

Robert Shapard, editor of W.W. Norton Flash Fiction Anthology along with Chris Merrill and James Thomas, a former managing editor of Western Humanities Review, and the editor of a number of short-short story and flash fiction anthologies.

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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.


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