In 2008, Flume Press published the flash fiction prose collection Mad to Live.
In 2015, eighteen poets erased it.
Mad to Live Erased
A collection of poetry erasures.
Note: Mad to Live Erased does not include the original prose versions, only the erasures.
Matter Press has two new titles: Avital Gad-Cykman's Life In, Life Out and Matter Press's The Pocket Guide to Flash Fiction. 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 for the Best of Small Fictions 2017:
“Everything We Had”
by Christopher Allen
Published July 2016
by Nancy Au
Published August 2016
by duncan barlow
Published August 2016
by Jan Stout
Published May 2016
“Boy in a Boat”
by Julia Strayer
Published June 2016
Matter Press featured in Ploughshares Literary Boroughs #7: Philadelphia.
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.