Welcome to 52|250 – A Year of Flash. If you’ve been here before, you’ll recognize the images below as the archive of a year of writing that took place here between May 2010 and May 2011. If you’re new to our site, what you will find is the result of a year’s worth of creative labor and love — on the part of 176 artists and authors who contributed over 1,500 flashes, poems and art. What began as a simple challenge between two friends (let’s write a story a week for a year) swiftly gained momentum and turned into something exceptional in every way. Our first week began with 17 writers taking on the theme of “Breadfruit” and our year ended with 52 authors inspired by “Threesome.” In the collection below you’ll find 52 weeks of stories and poems, each piece limited in word count to 250 or less. You will also find links to our quarterly reviews, filled with interviews, features, and the editors’ selections of the best writing from each quarter.
Thank you for visiting 52|250 – A Year of Flash.
Some responses to 52|250:
“one of the most important projects on the internet…” -Sam Rasnake
“What a ride, what a journey…” -Linda Simoni-Wastila
“truly stunning…” -Andrew Stancek
“quite possibly the very best project I’ve ever taken part in…” -Susan Gibb
“an awesome venue and, even better, a great community…” -Robert Vaughan
“so much lovely writing by so many lovely writers…” -Stephen Hastings-King
“one of the best and most important projects of the literary web…” -Marcus Speh