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Positive and Negative by Nick Black

‘Positive and Negative’ collects the best of Nick Black’s flash fiction, as seen in lit mags including Ellipsis Zine, Spelk, Splonk, Okay Donkey, Lost Balloon and Jellyfish Review. The book is a chorus of many voices – female, male, old, young, lonely, loving, scared, shrill, laughing – in a variety of settings that range from haunted Hampstead …

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The Peculiarities of Yearning by Stephanie Carty

The Peculiarities of Yearning is a collection of flash fiction and short stories that uses strange scenarios to explore how human longings are repressed and revealed. This collection includes stories that have won or been shortlisted in competitions including Bristol Short Story Prize, Bath Short Story Award, Bath Flash Fiction Award, Exeter Story Prize and …

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Thank you for your submission

A couple of years ago, I published a thread about rejections on Twitter. I thought it would be useful to dust this thread off, expand it, and publish it here as a mini reference guide. Hopefully, this provides some background to Ellipsis’ selection process, as well as offering reassurance to those who feel crappy whenever …

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Homemade Weather: An anthology of novelettes-in-flash

Homemade Weather by Tom O’Brien What The Fox Brings In Its Jaw by Ian O’Brien The Impossibility Of Wings by Donna L Greenwood “These stories demonstrate the thin line we tread in life: between love and hate, friendship and enmity, escape and return.” Damhnait Monaghan, Prize Judge and author of award-winning novella-in-flash, The Neverlands Homemade …

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100neHundred by Laura Besley

A man carries his girlfriend in the left-hand breast pocket of his shirt. During World War II, a young soldier searches the houses and barns of the families with whom he grew up. An astronaut wonders whether she can adapt to life back on earth. In her second collection of short fiction, 100neHundred, Laura Besley …

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The Dig Street Festival by Chris Walsh

It’s 2006 in the fictional East London borough of Leytonstow. The UK’s pub smoking ban is about to happen, and thirty-eight-and-a-half year old John Torrington, a mopper and trolley collector at his local DIY store, is secretly in love with the stylish, beautiful, and middle-class barmaid Lois. John and his hapless, strange, and down-on-their-luck friends, …

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Gaynor Jones

To mark the publication of Gaynor’s debut novella-in-flash, Among These Animals, in March 2021, we’re taking a brief look back over her writing career so far. Born in Wales, raised in Merseyside and currently lives in Oldham, Gaynor has been writing on and off for a number of years, but started taking it seriously in …

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The Long and the Short of It by Jennifer Harvey

The Beginning The starting point is always the same. The page is always blank, the doubt undiminished, the question unchanged: can I fill this space with something worthwhile, something interesting?  Three hundred words or ninety thousand. You’d imagine there would be a difference— and there is— but those first moments feel the same, a familiar …

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3 Years and Counting…

Today, Ellipsis Zine turns three years old. Since 2017, we’ve compiled and published seven print zines, three (soon to be four) single author publications – posting out 3,000+ print publications. We’ve received somewhere in the region of 3,600 web and print submissions – publishing 800 of them online and in print. We’ve given space to …

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