Flash Collection: Seaborne Library

Compiled by the editors of Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine.

The Flash Fiction Special Collection, Seaborne Library, University of Chester, is the world’s largest archive of flash-fiction anthologies, collections, magazines, and secondary texts.

The editors would be pleased to learn of any books or magazines that should be included in the collection.

Aciman, Alexander, and Emmett Rensin, Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter (London: Penguin, 2009)

Ackerman, Forrest J. (ed.), Ackermanthology: 65 Astonishing, Rediscovered Sci-Fi Shorts (Rockville, Maryland: Sense of Wonder Press, 2000)

Allen, Roberta, Certain People and Other Stories (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1997)

Allen, Roberta, Fast Fiction: Creating Fiction in Five Minutes (Cincinnati: Story Press, 1997)

Almond, Steve, My Life in Heavy Metal: Stories (London: Vintage, 2003)

Almond, Steve, The Evil B. B. Chow and Other Stories (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin, 2006)

Alwin, Gail, Four Buses: A Collection of Short Stories and Flash Fiction (Dorchester: Arial, 2012)

Angel, Katherine, Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell (London: Allen Lane, 2012)

Arnzen, Michael A., 100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories (Hyattsville, Maryland: Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2004)

Asimov, Isaac, Martin Harry Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander (eds), 100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (New York: Avon, 1980)

Asimov, Isaac, Martin Harry Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander (eds), Microcosmic Tales: 100 Wondrous Science Fiction Short-Short Stories (New York: Taplinger, 1980)

Asimov, Isaac, Martin Harry Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander (eds), Miniature Mysteries: 100 Malicious Little Mystery Stories (New York: Taplinger, 1983)

Asimov, Isaac, Terry Carr and Martin H. Greenberg (eds), 100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1984)

Atwood, Margaret, Murder in the Dark: Short Fictions and Prose Poems (London: Virago, 1994)

Barnes, Rusty, Breaking It Down (Buffalo, New York: Sunnyoutside, 2007)

Barthelme, Donald, Sixty Stories (London: Penguin, 2003)

Barthelme, Donald, Forty Stories (London: Penguin, 2005)

Barthelme, Donald, Flying to America: 45 More Stories (Washington: Counterpoint, 2008)

Barthelme, Donald, The Teachings of Don B.: Satires, Parodies, Fables, Illustrated Stories, and Plays of Donfald Barthelme, ed. Kim Herzinger (Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2008)

Beach, Lou, 420 Characters (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)

Beckel, Abigail, and Kathleen Rooney (eds), Brevity and Echo: An Anthology of Short Short Stories (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2006)

Beckett, Samuel, The Complete Short Prose, 1929–1989, ed. S. E. Gontarski (New York: Grove Press, 1995)

Blair, Peter (ed.), Edge Words: 20 Stories from the Cheshire Prize for Literature 2006 (Chester: Chester Academic Press, 2007)

Blair, Peter (ed.), That’s Historical: An Anthology of Short Stories and Factual Articles (Chester: Peter Blair, 2008)

Blair, Peter (ed.), It’s About Time: An Anthology of Short Stories and Factual Articles (Chester: Peter Blair, 2009)

Blair, Peter (ed.), Between the Lines: An Anthology of Short Stories and Factual Articles (Chester: Peter Blair, 2010)

Booth, Die, 365 Lies: A Year of Flash Fiction (n.p.: Mad Doctors of Literature, 2014)

Borges, Jorge Luis, Collected Fictions, trans Andrew Hurley (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1998)

Bosworth, Beth, The Source of Life and Other Stories (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)

Breslin, Jim, Elephant: Short Stories and Flash Fiction (n.p.: Oermead Press, 2011)

Brautigan, Richard, Revenge of the Lawn/The Abortion/So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995)

Brautigan, Richard, Revenge of the Lawn: Stories 1962–1970 (Edinburgh: Canongate, 1997)

Brooks, David, Black Sea (London: Allen and Unwin, 1997)

Brown, Fredric, Nightmares and Geezenstacks: 47 Stories (Toronto: Bantam, 1961)

Brown, Randall, Mad to Live: A Collection of Very Short Fiction, second edition (Philadelphia: PS, 2011)

Budman, Mark, and Tom Hazuka (eds), Best American Flash Fiction of the 21st Century (Shanghai: Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2007)

Budman, Mark, and Tom Hazuka (eds), You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories (Portland: Ooligan Press, 2007)

Butler, Robert Olen, Severence: Stories (San Francisco: Chronicle, 2008)

Butler, Robert Olen, Intercourse: Stories (San Francisco: Chronicle, 2008)

Buttaci, Salvatore, 200 Shorts (n.p.: All Things That Matter Press, 2011)

Carver, Raymond, Collected Stories (New York: Library of America, 2009)

Chantler, Ashley (ed.), Prize Flights: 20 Stories from the Cheshire Prize for Literature 2003 (Chester: Chester Academic Press, 2004)

Chantler, Ashley (ed.), An Anatomy of Chester: A Collection of Short-Short Stories (Chester: Chester Academic Press, 2007)

Cherches, Peter, Condensed Book (New York: Benzine Editions, 1986)

Cherches, Peter, Between a Dream and a Cup of Coffee (New York: Red Dust, 1987)

Cherches, Peter, Lift Your Right Arm (n.p.: Pelekinesis, 2013)

Chinquee, Kim, Oh Baby: Flash Fiction and Prose Poetry (Spokane, Washington: Ravenna, 2008)

Chinquee, Kim, Pretty (Buffalo, New York: White Wine Press, 2010)

Chopin, Kate, Complete Novels and Stories, ed. Sandra M. Gilbert (New York: Library of America, 2002)

Clapper, David (ed.), SmokeLong Annual: Autumn 2003–Summer 2004 (SmokeLong Quarterly, 2004)

Clapper, David (ed.), SmokeLong Annual: Autumn 2004–Summer 2005 (SmokeLong Quarterly, 2005)

Clark, Amy L., Elizabeth Ellen, Kathy Fish and Claudia Smith, A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2008)

Colen, Elizabeth J., John Jodzio, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Sean Lovelace and Mary Miller, They Could No Longer Contain Themselves: A Collection of Five Flash Chapbooks (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2011)

Cooper, Louise, Short and Scary! A Book of Very Short Scary Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Cooper, Louise, Short and Spooky! A Book of Very Short Spooky Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)

Conners, Peter (ed.), PP/FF: An Anthology (Buffalo, New York: Starcherone, 2006)

Connolly, Lawrence C., Visions: Short Fantasy and SF (Wilmington, Delaware: Fantasist Enterprises, 2009)

Courtland, Linda, Somewhere to Turn: Stories (Los Angeles: Brookside Press, 2009)

Crossley-Holland, Kevin, Short! A Book of Very Short Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)

Crossley-Holland, Kevin, Short Too! A Second Book of Very Short Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Currey, Richard, Fatal Light (n.p.: Santa Fe Writers Project, 2009)

David, Jack, and John Redfern (eds), Short Short Stories (New York: ECW Press, 1986)

Davis, Lydia, The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2010)

Donovan, Maria, Tea for Mr Dead: Short Short Stories (Abercynon: Leaf, 2006)

Doran, Phil, Spaghetti Fiction Too: Another Book of Very Short Stories (Cambridge: Garlic Press, 2008)

Dybek, Stuart, Brass Knuckles (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2004)

Dybek, Stuart, The Coast of Chicago (New York: Picador, 2004)

Dybek, Stuart, Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014)

Dybek, Stuart, Paper Lantern: Love Stories (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014)

Eagleman, David, Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives (Edinburgh: Canongate, 2009)

Editors of Playboy (eds), Playboy’s Short-Shorts (Chicago: Playboy Press, 1970)

Editors of the Bathroom Readers’ Institute (eds), Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction: 88 Short-Short Stories You Can Read in a Single Sitting (Ashland, Oregon: Bathroom Readers’ Press, 2012)

Eggers, Dave, How We Are Hungry (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2005)

Eggers, Dave, Short Short Stories (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 2005)

Eggers, Dave, How the Water Feels to the Fishes (San Francisco: McSweeney’s, 2007)

Evans, G. S., and Alice Whittenburg (eds), The Irreal Reader: Fiction and Essays from the Cafe Irreal (Bowie, Maryland: Guide Dog Books, 2013)

Fershleiser, Rachel, and Larry Smith (eds), Not Quite What I was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure (New York: Harper Perennial, 2008)

Fershleiser, Rachel, and Larry Smith (eds), One Life. Six Words. What’s Yours? (London: Harper Press, 2008)

Fershleiser, Rachel, and Larry Smith (eds), Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak (New York: Harper Perennial, 2009)

Fish, Kathy, Wild Life: A Collection of Undomesticated Flash Fictions (Wynnewood: Matter Press, 2011)

Fish, Kathy, Together We Can Bury It (n.p.: The Lit Pub, 2012)

Fles, Barthold (ed.), The Best Short Short Stories from Collier’s (Cleveland: World Publishing, 1948)

Flick, Sherrie, I Call This Flirting (Chico, California: Flume Press, 2004)

Forman, K. Scott, Kona Morris and Nancy Stohlman (eds), Fast Forward: The Mix Tape: A Collection of Flash Fiction, Volume 3 (n.p.: Fast Forward Press, 2010)

Freele, Stefanie, Feeding Strays: Short Stories (Sandpoint, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2009)

Freele, Stefanie, Surrounded By Water (Winston-Salem: Press 53, 2012)

Fuller, John, The Worm and the Star (London: Vintage, 2001)

Gaffney, David, Sawn-Off Tales (Cambridge: Salt, 2006)

Gaffney, David, Aromabingo (Cambridge: Salt, 2009)

Gaffney, David, The Half-Life of Songs (Cambridge: Salt, 2010)

Gaffney, David, More Sawn-Off Tales (Cromer: Salt, 2013)

Gebbie, Vanessa, Words from a Glass Bubble (Cambridge: Salt, 2008)

Gebbie, Vanessa, Storm Warning: Echoes of Conflict (Cambridge: Salt, 2010)

Gingher, Marianne (ed.), Long Story Short: Flash Fiction by Sixty-Five of North Carolina’s Finest Writers (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009)

Golaski, Adam, Color Plates (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2010)

Gonzalez, Ray, The Religion of Hands: Prose Poems and Flash Fictions (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2005)

Goodman, Roger B. (ed.), The World’s Best Short Short Stories (New York: Bantam, 1967)

Goodman, Roger (ed.), 75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World’s Literature (New York: Bantam, 1972)

Gordon, Karen Elizabeth, The Red Shoes and Other Tattered Tales (Normal, Illinois: Dalkey Archive Press, 1996)

Gould, John, Kilter: 55 Fictions (New York: Handsel, 2003)

Green, Kay (ed.), Misfit Mirror: An Anthology of Poetry and Flash Fiction (Hastings: Earlyworks Press, 2008)

Guess, Carol, Index of Placebo Effects: A Collection of Flash Fiction (Wynnewood: Matter Press, 2012)

Guy, Molly, Reading Between the Lines (Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2009)

Gwyn, Richard, Walking on Bones (Cardiff: Parthian, 2003)

Hamilton, Mary, We Know What We Are (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2010)

Haney, John B., Flash Fiction Plus: For Reading on the Go (New York: iUniverse, 2007)

Harwood, Lee, Dream Quilt: 30 Assorted Stories (Lenton, Nottingham: Slow Dancer Press, 1985)

Hazuka, Tom (ed.), Flash Fiction Funny: 82 Very Short Humorous Stories (San Francisco: Blue Light Press, 2013)

Helprin, Mark, A Dove of the East and Other Short Stories (Orlando: Harvest, 1990)

Hemingway, Ernest, The Collected Stories, ed. James Fenton (London: Everyman’s Library, 1995)

Hempel, Amy, Reasons to Live (New York: Harper Perennial, 1986)

Hempel, Amy, The Dog of the Marriage: The Collected Short Stories (London: Quercus, 2009)

Henderson, Kim, The Kind of Girl (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2013)

Hershman, Tania, The White Road and Other Stories (Cambridge: Salt, 2008)

Hershman, Tania, My Mother Was an Upright Piano: Fictions (Bristol: Tangent, 2012)

Heynen, Jim, The Man Who Kept Cigars In His Cap (Port Townsend, Washington: Graywolf Press, 1979)

Heynen, Jim, You Know What Is Right (San Francisco: North Point Press, 1985)

Heynen, Jim, The One-Room Schoolhouse: Stories About the Boys (New York: First Vintage, 1994)

Heynen, Jim, The Boys’ House: New and Selected Stories (St Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2001)

Heynen, Jim, Why Would a Woman Pour Boiling Water on Her Head? (Denton, Texas: Trilobite Press, 2001)

Highsmith, Patricia, Little Tales of Misogyny (London: Virago, 2014)

Hill, Sean, Very Short Stories: 300 Bite-Size Works of Fiction (Berkeley: Ulysses Press, 2012)

Horwitz, Allan Kolski, Out of the Wreckage: Dream Parables (Braamfontein, Johannesburg: Botsotso, 2007)

Howard, Mary Anne (ed.), Fifty Short Shorts: An Omnibus of Short Stories (Cleveland: World Publishing, 1945)

Howe, David J., and David B. Wake (eds), Drabble Who? (Harold Wood: Beccon, 1993)

Howe, Irving, and Ilana Wiener Howe (eds), Short Shorts: An Anthology of the Shortest Stories (New York: Bantam, 1983)

Howitt, Holly, Dinner Time (Blaenau Ffestiniog: Cinnamon Press, 2008)

Howitt, Holly, and Jan Fortune-Wood (eds), Exposure and Other Microfictions and Prose Poems (Blaenau Ffestiniog: Cinnamon Press, 2010)

Huang, Harry J. (ed. and trans.), An Anthology of Chinese Short Short Stories (Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2005)

Hubler, Richard G. (ed.), The World’s Shortest Stories: An Anthology (New York: Popular Library, 1962)

Jobson, Liesl, 100 Papers: A Collection of Prose Poems and Flash Fiction (Braamfontein, Johannesburg: Botsotso, 2008)

Kafka, Franz, The Complete Short Stories, ed. Nahum N. Glatzer (London: Vintage, 2005)

Kawabata, Yasunari, The Dancing Girl of Izu and Other Stories, trans. J. Martin Holman (Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 1998)

Kawabata, Yasunari, Palm-of-the-Hand Stories, trans. Lane Dunlop and J. Martin Holman (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006)

Kelman, James, Greyhound for Breakfast (London: Picador, 1988)

Kelman, James, An Old Pub Near the Angel and Other Stories (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2007)

Kelman, James, Not Not While the Giro and Other Stories (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2007)

Kelman, James, The Burn (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2009)

Kelman, James, The Good Times (Edinburgh: Polygon, 2009)

Kelman, James, If It Is Your Life (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2010)

Keret, Etgar, The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories, trans. Miriam Shlesinger, Dalya Bilu, Margaret Weinberger Rotman, Anthony Berris and Dan Ofri (New Milford: Toby Press, 2005)

Keret, Etgar, The Nimrod Flip-Out, trans. Miriam Shlesinger and Sondra Silverston (London: Vintage, 2006)

Keret, Etgar, The Girl on the Fridge, trans. Miriam Shlesinger and Sondra Silverston (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008)

Keret, Etgar, Missing Kissinger (London: Vintage, 2008)

Keret, Etgar, Four Stories (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2010)

Keret, Etgar, Suddenly, A Knock at the Door, trans. Miriam Shlesinger, Sondra Silverston and Nathan Englander (London: Chatto and Windus, 2012)

Kerr, Calum, Braking Distance (London: Salt, 2012)

Kerr, Calum, Lunch Hour: A Flash-Fiction Collection (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr Calum, The Audacious Adventuress: A Flash-Fiction Collection (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr, Calum, In Conversation with Bob and Jim: A Flash-Fiction Collection (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr, Calum, 31: A Collection of Flash-Fictions, second edition (Southampton: Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kerr, Calum, and Valerie O’Riordan (eds), Jawbreakers: A Collection of Flash-Fictions (Southampton: National Flash-Fiction Day, 2012)

Kerr, Calum, and Holly Howitt (eds), Scraps: A Collection of Flash-Fictions from National Flash-Fiction Day 2013 (Southampton: National Flash-Fiction Day and Gumbo Press, 2013)

Kerr, Calum, Angela Readman and Amy Mackelden (eds), Eating My Words: A Collection of Flash-Fictions (Southampton: National Flash-Fiction Day and Gumbo Press, 2014)

Kitchen, Judith, Short Takes: Brief Encounters with Contemporary Nonfiction (New York: Norton, 2005)

Kitchen, Judith, and Mary Paumier Jones (eds), In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction (New York: Norton, 1996)

Kitchen, Judith, and Mary Paumier Jones (eds), In Brief: Short Takes on the Personal (New York: Norton, 1999)

Landon, Jeff, Truck Dance (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania: Matter Press, 2011)

Laskowski, Tara (ed.), SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years, 2003–2013 (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania: Matter Press, 2014)

Lay, Graeme (ed.), 100 NZ Short Short Stories (North Shore City, New Zealand: Tandem Press, 1997)

Lay, Graeme (ed.), Another 100 NZ Short Short Stories (North Shore City, New Zealand: Tandem Press, 1998)

Lay, Graeme (ed.), The Third Century: New New Zealand Short Short Stories (North Shore City, New Zealand: Tandem Press, 1999)

Lay, Graeme (ed.), 50 Short Short Stories By Young New Zealanders (Auckland: Tandem Press, 2001)

Lay, Graeme, and Stephen Stratford (eds), Home: New Short Short Stories By New Zealand Writers (Auckland: Black Swan, 2005)

Lennon, J. Robert, Pieces for the Left Hand: 100 Anecdotes (London: Granta, 2005)

Litz, Cynthia, Imprints: A Collection of Flash Fiction (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania: Matter Press, 2013)

Lutz, Gary, Stories in the Worst Way (Detroit: Calamari, 2009)

Madden, Matt, 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style (London: Jonathan Cape, 2006)

Manguso, Sarah, Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape (San Francisco: McSweeney’s, 2007)

Marcus, Peter, Good, Brother (New York: Calamari Press, 2005)

Marcus, Peter, The Singing Fish (New York: Calamari Press, 2005)

Marek, Adam, Instruction Manual for Swallowing (Manchester: Comma Press, 2007)

Marek, Adam, The Stone Thrower (Manchester: Comma Press, 2012)

McGregor, Jon, This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You (London: Bloomsbury, 2012)

Meades, Rob, and David B. Wake (eds), The Drabble Project (Harold Wood: Beccon, 1988)

Meades, Rob, and David B. Wake (eds), Drabble II: Double Century (Harold Wood: Beccon, 1990)

Michelle, Louise, Fifty-One Flash Fiction Stories (Charlestown, South Carolina: Booksurge, 2009)

Mills, Mark (ed.), Crafting the Very Short Story: An Anthology of 100 Masterpieces (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2003)

Monaghan, Nicole (ed.), Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash Fiction (Philadelphia: PS, 2011)

Monson, Jane, Speaking Without Tongues (Blaenau Ffestiniog: Cinnamon Press, 2010)

Moolman, Kobus, Separating the Seas (Piertermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2007)

Moolman, Kobus, Left Over (Sandton, South Africa: Dye Hard Press, 2013)

Moore, Dinty W. (ed.), Sudden Stories: The Mammoth Book of Miniscule Fiction (DuBois, Pennsylvania: Mammoth, 2003)

Morris, Jan, Contact! Brief Encounters in a Lifetime of Travel (London: Faber and Faber, 2009)

Morris, Kona, Leah Rogin-Roper and Stacy Walsh (eds), The Incredible Shrinking Story: A Collection of Flash Fiction, Volume 4 (Evergreen, Colorado: Fast Forward Press, 2011)

Morrison, Ewan, Tales from the Mall (Glasgow: Cargo, 2012)

Moss, Steve (ed.), The World’s Shortest Stories (Philadelphia: Running Press, 1999)

Moss, Steve, and John M. Daniel (eds), The World’s Shortest Stories of Love and Death (Philadelphia: Running Press, 1999)

Mu, Aili, Julie Chiu and Howard Goldblatt (ed. and trans.), Loud Sparrows: Contemporary Chinese Short-Shorts (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006)

Mukherjee, Wanda Wade (ed.), Blink: Flash Fiction Before You Can Bat an Eye (Wake Forest, North Carolina: Paper Journey Press, 2006)

Mukherjee, Wanda Wade, and Sharlene Baker (eds), Women Behaving Badly: Feisty Flash Fiction Stories (Durham, North Carolina: Paper Journey Press, 2004)

Neal, Darlin’, Rattlesnakes and the Moon: Stories (Winston-Salem: Press 53, 2011)

Neal, Darlin’, Elegant Punk: Stories (Winston-Salem: Press 53, 2012)

Nervaud Dun, Marie de, Harvest of Short Shorts: Selected Stories Published Over Three Decades (n.p.: Silvermine, 1968)

Ní Chonchúir, Nuala, Of Dublin and Other Fictions (Meridian, Idaho: Tower Press, 2013)

[No editor], Derek and More Micro-Fiction (Abercynon: Leaf, 2007)

[No editor], Discovering a Comet and More Micro-Fiction (Abercynon: Leaf, 2008)

[No editor], Ada and More Nano-Fiction (Abercynon: Leaf, 2009)

[No editor], From the Left and More Micro-Fiction (Abercynon: Leaf, 2010)

[No editor], Lightship Anthology 1: International Prize Winners 2011 (Richmond: Alma, 2011)

[No editor], Lightship Anthology 2 (Richmond: Alma, 2012)

Norminton, Gregory, The Lost Art of Losing (Glasgow: Vagabond Voices, 2013)

Norminton, Gregory, Thumbnails (Glasgow: Vagabond Voices, 2013)

Oberfirst, Robert, Technique Sells the Short-Short (Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1944)

Oberfirst, Robert, Short-Short Stories (Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1948)

Oberfirst, Robert (ed.), 1952 Anthology of the Best Short-Shorts (Boston: Bruce Humphries, 1953)

Oberfirst, Robert (ed.), 1954 Anthology of the Best Original Short-Shorts (Ocean City: Oberfirst, 1954)

Oblonsky, Jerry, Short Shorts: Tales from the World Series to a Rest Home in Australia and Others (Parker, Colorado: Outskirts Press, 2005)

O’Brien, Tim, The Things They Carried (London: Flamingo, 1991)

O’Neill, Ryan, The Weight of the Human Heart (Brecon: Old Street, 2012)

Orfanella, Lou, Maybe Tomorrow: Flash Fiction (Greensboro, North Carolina: March Street Press, 2011)

Orner, Peter, Esther Stories (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2001)

Painter, Pamela, Wouldn’t You Like to Know: Very Short Stories (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010)

Paley, Grace, The Collected Stories (London: Virago, 1999)

Parker, Nick, The Exploding Boy and Other Tiny Tales (Pangbourne: spigmitebooks, 2011)

Pearson, Maggie, Short and Shocking! A Book of Very Short Shocking Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

Perec, Georges, La Boutique Obscure: 124 Dreams, trans. Daniel Levin Becker (New York: Melville House, 2012)

Perkins-Hazuka, Christine, Tom Hazuka and Mark Budman (eds), Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-Short Stories (New York: Persea, 2011)

Perring, Nik, Not So Perfect: Stories (London: Roastbooks, 2010)

Phillips, Jayne Anne, Sweethearts (Carrboro: Truck, 1976)

Phillips, Jayne Anne, Black Tickets (New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1979)

Phillips, Jayne Anne, Fast Lanes (New York: E. P. Dutton/Seymour Lawrence, 1987)

Pinnock, Jonathan, Dot Dash (Cromer: Salt, 2012)

Pokrass, Meg, Damn Sure Right (Winston-Salem: Press 53, 2011)

Ponce, Pedro, Alien Autopsy (n.p.: Cow Heavy Books, 2010)

Qi, Shouhua (ed. and trans.), The Pearl Jacket and Other Stories: Flash Fiction from Contemporary China (Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press, 2008)

Queneau, Raymond, Exercises in Style, trans. Barbara Wright (London: John Calder, 1979)

Rae, Leila (ed.), Doorknobs and Bodypaint: Fantastic Flash Fiction (Berkeley: Pandemonium Press, 2008)

Raven, Paul Graham (ed.), Illuminations: The Friday Flash Fiction Anthology (St Albans: Odd Two Out, 2008)

Reeves, Craig, Flash Fiction (New York: Vantage Press, 2005)

Reeves, Craig, Flash Fiction II (New York: Vantage Press, 2008)

Rhodes, Dan, Anthropology and a Hundred Other Stories (London: Canongate, 2005)

Rhodes, Dan, Marry Me (Edinburgh: Canongate, 2013)

Rich, Simon, Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations (New York: Random House, 1997)

Rohan, Ethel, Goodnight Nobody: Stories (Plano: Queen’s Ferry Press, 2013)

Rogers, Bruce Holland, Wind Over Heaven and Other Dark Tales (Berkeley Heights, New Jersey: Wildside Press, 2000)

Rogers, Bruce Holland, Thirteen Ways to Water and Other Stories (Wilsonville, Oregon: Wheatland Press, 2004)

Rogin-Roper, Leah, Stacy Walsh and Dustin Dill (eds), Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse [Fast Forward: A Collection of Flash Fiction, Volume 5] (n.p.: Fast Forward Press, 2012)

Rohan, Ethel, Cut Through the Bone: Stories (Seattle: Dark Sky, 2010)

Rolli, I Am Currently Writing a Novel (Barrie, Ontario: Tightrope, 2014)

Rourke, Lee, A Brief History of Fables: From Aesop to Flash Fiction (London: Hesperus Press, 2011)

Scliar, Moacyr, The Collected Stories of Moacyr Scliar, trans. Eloah F. Giacomelli (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999)

Scotellaro, Robert, Measuring the Distance (San Francisco: Blue Light Press, 2012

Schultz, Katey, Flashes of War (Baltimore: Apprentice House, 2013)

Seed, Ian, Shifting Registers (Exeter: Shearsman, 2011)

Seed, Ian, Threadbare Fables (Timperley, Altrincham: Like This Press, 2012)

Seed, Ian, Makers of Empty Dreams (Bristol: Shearsman, 2014)

Seltzer, Gemma, Speak to Strangers (London: Penned in the Margins, 2011)

Shapard, Robert, Motel and Other Stories (Ridgway, Colorado: Predator Press, 2005)

Shapard, Robert, and James Thomas (eds), Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (New York: Gibbs Smith, 1986)

Shapard, Robert, and James Thomas (eds), Sudden Fiction International: 60 Short-Short Stories (New York: Norton, 1989)

Shapard, Robert, and James Thomas (eds), Sudden Fiction (Continued): 60 New Short-Short Stories (New York: Norton, 1996)

Shapard, Robert, and James Thomas (eds), New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories from America and Beyond (New York: Norton, 2007)

Shapard, Robert, James Thomas and Ray Gonzalez (eds), Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America (New York: Norton, 2010)

Shua, Ana María, Quick Fix: Sudden Fiction, trans. Rhonda Dahl Buchanan (Buffalo, New York: White Pine Press, 2008)

Shua, Ana María, Microfictions, trans. Steven J. Stewart (Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2009)

Shua, Ana María, Without a Net, trans. Steven J. Stewart (Brooklyn: Hanging Loose Press, 2012)

Simic, Charles, The World Doesn’t End: Prose Poems (San Diego: Harvest, 1989)

Smith, Claudia, Put Your Head in My Lap (Portland: Future Tense, 2009)

Smith, Claudia, Quarry Light (Northampton, Massachusetts: Magic Helicopter Press, 2013)

Smith, Curtis, Beasts and Men (Winston-Salem: Press 53, 2013)

Sole, Kelwyn, Land Dreaming: Prose Poems (Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2006)

Stern, Jerome (ed.), Micro Fiction: An Anthology of Really Short Stories (New York: Norton, 1996)

Stratford, Stephen (ed.), 100 New Zealand Short Short Stories 4 (Auckland: Tandem Press, 2000)

Swartwood, Robert, Phantom Energy: [Very Short] Stories (n.p.: RMS Press, 2011)

Swartwood, Robert (ed.), Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (New York: Norton, 2010)

Swenson, Jack, The Night Heron’s Scream: Flash Fiction (New York: iUniverse, 2007)

Sylvester, Simon, Marrow (n.p.: Simon Sylvester, n.d.)

Taylor, Craig, Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now – As Told By Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It and Long For It (London: Granta, 2011)

Taylor, Jonathan (ed.), Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud (Cromer: Salt, 2012)

Teel, Aaron, Shampoo Horns (Brookline, Massachusetts: Rose Metal Press, 2012)

Thomas, James, Denise Thomas and Tom Hazuka (eds), Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (New York: Norton, 1992)

Thomas, James, and Robert Shapard (eds), Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories (New York: Norton, 2006)

Toy, M. Kaat, Disturbed Sleep (Hayesville, North Carolina: FutureCycle Press, 2013)

Unferth, Deb Olin, Minor Robberies (San Francisco: McSweeney’s, 2007)

Van Goethem, Bart, Life’s Too Short for Long Stories (n.p.: theBARTcorporation, 2012)

Walser, Robert, Microscripts, trans. Susan Bernofsky (New York: New Directions/Christine Burgin, 2010)

Walser, Robert, Berlin Stories, ed. Jochen Greven, trans. Susan Bernofsky (New York: New York Review of Books, 2012)

Walser, Robert, A Schoolboy’s Diary and Other Stories, ed. and trans. Damion Searls (New York: New York Review of Books, 2013)

Wild, Peter (ed.), The Flash (London: Social Disease, 2007)

Williams, Diane, Excitability: Selected Stories 1986-1996 (Normal, Illinois: Dalkey Archive Press, 1998)

Williams, Diane, Romancer Erector: Novella and Stories (Chicago: Dalkey Archive Press, 2001)

Williams, Diane, It Was Like My Trying to Have a Tender-Hearted Nature: A Novella and Stories (Tuscaloosa: FC2, 2007)

Williams, Diane, Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty (New York: McSweeney’s, 2012)

Williams, Tony, All the Bananas I’ve Never Eaten: Tales of Love and Loneliness (Cromer: Salt, 2012)

Whiteley, Aliya, Witchcraft in the Harem (Birstall: Dog Horn, 2013)

Wood, William Ransom (ed.), Short Short Stories (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1951)

Woolf, Virginia, The Collected Short Stories (Oxford: Oxford City Press, 2011)

Worman, Jeremy, Fragmented (Blaenau Ffestiniog: Cinnamon Press, 2011)

Yourgrau, Barry, The Sadness of Sex: Stories (New York: Delta, 1995)

Yourgrau, Barry, A Man Jumps Out of an Airplane: Stories (New York: Arcade, 1999)

Yourgrau, Barry, Wearing Dad’s Head: Stories (New York: Arcade, 1999)

Yourgrau, Barry, Haunted Traveller (New York: Arcade, 1999)

Yourgrau, Barry, Nastybook (New York: HarperCollins, 2005)

Zahava, Irene (ed.), Word of Mouth: 150 Short-Short Stories by 90 Women Writers (Freedom, California: Crossing Press, 1990)

Zahava, Irene (ed.), Word of Mouth: Volume 2: Short-Short Stories By 100 Women Writers (Freedom, California: Crossing Press, 1991)

Ziegler, Alan (ed.), Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms (New York: Norton, 2014)




Eclectic Flash

Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine

Fractured West

Leaf Writers’ Magazine

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern


Nano Fiction

Quick Fiction

The Southeast Review

Vestal Review


Critical Writing

The ‘Flash Fiction Special Collection’ contains the world’s most comprehensive gathering of critical writing on flash fiction.


Novels-in-Flashes; Composite Novels

The collection also contains the world’s most comprehensive gathering of novels-in-flashes.


Other Publications

If you are the author, editor or publisher of a book listed below and would like to donate a copy to the collection, Flash and Seaborne Library would be most grateful. Please post a copy to:


Department of English

University of Chester

Parkgate Road





Acknowledgement will be made.



Agee, Jonis, A .38 Special and a Broken Heart (Coffee House Press, 1995)

Aldwin, Gail, Four Buses: A Collection of Short Stories and Flash Fiction (Arial, 2012)

Bauer, Tricia, Father Flashes (University of Alabama Press, 2011)

Beausoleil, Laura, A Chance of Moving (Cloud Marauder Press, 1979)

Bell, Jessica, and Dawn Ius (eds), The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2012 (eMergent Publishing, 2012)

Bell, Matt, and Josh Maday, Dancing on Fly Ash: One Hundred Word Stories (Lulu.com, 2006)

Bengelsdorf, Tobias Amadon (ed.), The Fiction at Work Biannual Report (Green Lantern Press, 2010)

Bernhard, Thomas, The Voice Imitator: 104 Stories By Thomas Bernhard (University of Chicago Press, 1997)

Boston, Bruce, Flashing the Dark (Sam’s Dot Publishing, 2006)

Burch, Aaron, How to Predict the Weather (Keyhole Press, 2010)

Cantrill, Kate Hill, Walk Back from Monkey School: Short Stories (Press 53, 2012)

Colburn, John, and Margaret Miles (eds), Blink: Sudden Fiction By Minnesota Writers (Spout Press, 2001)

Coover, Robert, and Kent Dixon (eds), The Stone Wall Book of Short Fictions (Stone Wall Press, 1973)

Dinh, Linh, Blood and Soap: Stories (Seven Stories Press, 2004)

Doran, Phil, Spaghetti Fiction (Garlic Press, 2007)

Dziemianowicz, Stefan, Robert Weinberg and Martin H. Greenberg, Horrors! 365 Scary Stories (Metro, 1998)

Ellen, Elizabeth, Fast Machine (Short Flight/Long Drive, 2012)

Frank, Thaisa, A Brief History of Camouflage (Black Sparrow Press, 1992)

Frank, Thaisa, Sleeping in Velvet (Black Sparrow Press, 1997)

Freele, Stefanie, Feeding Strays (Lost Horse Press, 2009)

Gager, Timothy, Treating A Sick Animal (Cervena Barva Press, 2009)

Garson, Scott, American Gymnopedies (Willows Wept Press, 2009)

Gibbons, Reginald, Five Pears or Peaches (Broken Moon Press, 1991)

Gordon-Lovitt, Joseph, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1 (It, 2011)

Gould, John, The Kingdom of Heaven: 88 Palm-of-the-Hand Stories (Ekstasis, 1996)

Graham, Barry, This Isn’t Who We Are (Achilles Chapbook Series, 2012)

Graham, Barry (ed.), Dogzplot Flash Fiction Anthology (Dogzplot, 2008)

Graham, Barry (ed.), Dogzplot Flash Fiction Anthology (Dogzplot, 2009)

Graham, Barry (ed.), Dogzplot Flash Fiction Anthology (Dogzplot, 2010)

Graham, Barry (ed.), Dogzplot Flash Fiction Anthology (Dogzplot, 2011)

Gray, Amelia, AM/PM (Featherproof, 2009)

Gray, Amelia, Amelia Gray’s Museum of the Weird (University of Alabama Press, 2010)

Holwerda, Amy, The Grayest Ghost (Sleeping Lion Press, 2010)

Iredell, Jamie, The Book of Freaks (Future Tense, 2011)

James, Debbie (ed.), Burning Ambitions: The Anthology of Short-Shorts (Rush Hour Revisions, 1998)

Jodzio, John, Get In If You Want To Live (Paper Darts Press, 2011)

Kechula, Michael A., Crazy Stories for Crazy People (PublishAmerica, 2005)

Kechula, Michael A., A Full Deck of Zombies: 61 Speculative Fiction Tales (BooksForABuck, 2007)

Kechula, Michael A., I Never Kissed Judy Garland and Other Tales of Romance (BooksForABuck, 2010)

Kechula, Michael A., The Area 51 Option and 70 More Speculative Fiction Tales (BooksForABuck, 2011)

Kinsella, W. P., The Alligator Report (Coffee House Press, 1985)

Knox, Thomas (ed.), 6S: The Green Bike Stories (CreateSpace, 2010)

Knox, Thomas (ed.), 6S: Mind Games (CreateSpace, 2010)

Knox, Thomas (ed.), 6s: The 6s Review, Issue 3 (CreateSpace, 2010)

Knox, Thomas (ed.), 6S: The Mysterious Dr. Ramsey (CreateSpace, 2010)

Koch, Kenneth, Hotel Lambosa and Other Stories (Coffee House Press, 1993)

Lapp, Jordan, Camille Gooderham Campbell and Steven Smethurst (eds), The Best of Everyday Fiction 2008 (Every Day, 2008)

Lapp, Jordan, Camille Gooderham Campbell and Steven Smethurst (eds), The Best of Everyday Fiction Two (Every Day, 2010)

Lapp, Jordan, Camille Gooderham Campbell and Steven Smethurst (eds), The Best of Everyday Fiction Three (Every Day, 2011)

Leslie, Nathan, Reverse Negative (Ravenna Press, 2006)

Levine, Paul, The Very Short Stories of a Much Longer Life (iUniverse, 2007)

Lovelace, Sean, How Some People Like Their Eggs (Rose Metal Press, 2009)

Martin, Chelsea, Everything Was Fine Until Whatever (Future Tense, 2009)

Martin, Steve, Cruel Shoes (Warner Books, 1980)

McHale Holland, Laura, The Ice Cream Vendor’s Song: Flash Fiction (Wordforest, 2012)

Monaghan, Nicole (ed.), Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash (PS, 2011)

Montgomery, M. V., Dream Koans (Fast Forward Press, 2011)

Navoth, Ziv, Nonotales (Ziji, 2007)

[No editor], Imagine Coal and More Micro-Fiction (Leaf, 2008)

Orfanella, Lou, In a Flash: Twenty-One Short Short Stories (March Street Press, 2007)

Peck, Garrett, and Keith Gouveia (eds), Small Bites (Coscom Entertainment, 2004)

Prunty, Andersen, The Overwhelming Urge (Eraserhead Press, 2008)

Rayner, Mark A., Pirate Therapy and Other Curses (Monkeyjoy Press, 2012)

Reale, Michelle, If All They Had Were Their Bodies (Burning River, 2011)

Rich, Simon, Free-Range Chickens (Random House, 2008)

Ruefle, Mary, The Most of It (Wave, 2008)

Ruuska, Braiian, Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby? (Trafford, 2004)

Saknussemm, Kris, Sinister Miniatures (Lazy Fascist Press, 2011)

Sands, Bradley, Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy (Lazy Fascist Press, 2010)

Schwartz, Howard, Imperial Messages (Avon, 1976)

Silesky, Barry, One Thing That Can Save Us (Coffee House Press, 1994)

Smith, Claudia, Put Your Head in My Lap (Future Tense, 2009)

Sthlman, Nancy, The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories (Pure Slush Press, 2014)

Strohm, Paul, Sportin’ Jack: One Hundred Hundred-Word Short Stories (CreateSpace, 2012)

Swenson, Jack, Menage a Trois and Other Stories (iUniverse, 2006)

Tanzer, Ben, This American Life (Achilles Chapbook Series, 2011)

Tate, James, Dreams of a Robot Dancing Bee: 44 Stories (Wave, 2008)

Teicher, Craig Morgan, Cradle Book: Stories and Fables (BOA, 2010)

Tinker, H. P., The Swank Bisexual Wine Bar of Modernity (Social Disease Books, 2007)

Tognazzini, Anthony, I Carry a Hammer In My Pocket For Occasions Such As These (BOA, 2007)

Treat, Jessica, A Robber in the House (Coffee House Press, 1993)

Vaughan, Robert (ed.), Flash Fiction Fridays (AdiMont Press, 2011)

Vukcevich, Ray, Meet Me in the Moon Room (Small Beer Press, 2001)

Webb, Don, A Spell for the Fulfillment of Desire (Black Ice, 1996)

Weiss, Jessica A. (ed.), Cup of Joe: Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection (Wicked East Press, 2011)

Witte, Francine, The Wind Twirls Everything (MuscleHead Press, 2007)

Wilson, Robley (ed.), Four-Minute Fictions: 50 Short-Short Stories from the North American Review (Word Beat Press, 1987)

Woodman, Allen, The Shoebox of Desire and Other Tales (Swallow’s Tale Press, 1987)

Wortsman, Peter, A Modern Way to Die: Small Stories and Microtales (Fromm International, 1991)

Young, Joseph, Easter Rabbit (Publishing Genius Press, 2009)

Young, Joseph, 5 Drawings of the Maryland Sky (Ink Press, 2013)

Zacharia, Shellie, Now Playing (Keyhole Press, 2009)

Zinnes, Harriet, Lover (Coffee House Press, 1988)


Dissertations On, Significantly Mentioning or Containing Flash Fiction

Howitt-Dring, Holly, ‘Desk and a Series of Microfictions: The Question of Genre, Meaning and Incompleteness in the Nocella and Microfiction.’ Ph.D. Diss. Cardiff University, 2008.

Jobson, Liesl, ‘100 Papers: An Anthology of Flash Fiction and Prose Poetry with a Theoretical Postscript.’ MA Diss. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2006. Copy held in the ‘Flash Fiction Special Collection’.

Tansley, Laura, ‘Two Inches of Ivory: Short-Short Forms and Feminine Expressions.’ Ph.D. Diss. University of Glasgow, 2011.


Flash is grateful for the help of Robert Scotellaro.


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