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by Suzanne Verrall


[Editor’s Note: Click on the triptych below to view it at full size.]

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Suzanne Verrall works for the Adelaide Hills Library Service. She has written over 300 reader reviews for the South Australian Public Libraries Catalogue, and her article on lesbian fiction appeared in Archer Magazine in February 2016. Suzanne’s flash fiction stories are all exactly 150 words in length.

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

This piece began as a single-sentence micro fiction. The thought of poetry crept in. Wow. Who knew vertical lines held so much more power than horizontal ones?! They surely do, though.

Then came the idea that a poem is not a garden. But it is a garden because it started to bloom. Fruit and flowers, what’s to be done? Just take the triptych and run with it, I say.

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 June 15, 2021. Topical Thursdays’ submissions are open year-round. Submit here.

Upcoming

08/30 • Andrew Warnke
09/02 • TBD
09/03 • David Hargreaves
09/06 • June Avignone
09/09 • TBD
09/10 • Laurence Musgrove
09/13 • Zoe Dickinson
09/16 • TBD
09/20 • Karoline Schaufler
09/23 • TBD
09/27 • Joan Wilking
09/30 • TBD
10/04 • Kim Chinquee
10/11 • TBD
10/18 • TBD
10/25 • TBD