Very short fiction goes by many names, including flash fiction, short short story and microfiction. It’s a vibrant form with a rich literary tradition, and it has recently exploded in popularity. This workshop with Melissa Goode and Barry Lee Thompson is for writers of all levels, and explores some of the ways of crafting compelling flash fiction. Each participant will leave with a story draft and ideas for where they can submit it to. Presented with Varuna, the National Writers’ House.

Melissa Goode (Australian)

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Melissa Goode was the recipient of a Varuna Publisher Introduction Program (PIP) Fellowship in 2016 for her first novel. Melissa’s short stories have been published in Australia, the US, UK and Ireland and have appeared in Best Australian Short Stories, Griffith Review, Kill Your Darlings, SmokeLong Quarterly, and WhiskeyPaper, among others.

Barry Lee Thompson (Australian)

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Barry Lee Thompson is published in Australia and overseas. The development of his first collection of short stories is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and by Varuna, the National Writers House. He holds a diploma from the Fundación César Egido Serrano for his flash fiction.