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How-To Tuesdays: It’s Short, So It Must Be Flash, Right? What Your Editor is *Really* Looking For in Flash Creative Nonfiction (Wendy Fontaine/Rae Pagliarulo)

November 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

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How-To Tuesdays are monthly talks on the craft of creative nonfiction, publishing, marketing and the writing life led by Hippocampus Magazine editors & contributors.

Ever wondered what makes something “flash,” and not just a really short essay? Scratching your head over why some flash creative nonfiction pieces get chosen for publication while others don’t?

Join Hippocampus Magazine flash CNF editors Rae Pagliarulo and Wendy Fontaine to learn more about this subgenre of creative nonfiction in our first How-To Tuesday. In this webinar, you will:

  • learn unique elements that distinguish the form
  • get an inside look at what flash editors are really looking for in submissions
  • explore the specific reasons why a few of our favorite flash essays made the cut
  • discover literary magazines that accept flash (and other outlets for your work)

Ideal for writers of all levels, this session will leave you inspired to enrich your existing work or try flash for the first time.

Note that registration for our events will close three hours prior to the event so we have time to finalize the guest list and log into the platform to get ready for the session.


Wendy Fontaine, Assistant Flash Editor
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Wendy Fontaine

Wendy Fontaine’s work has appeared in dozens of literary journals and magazines including Pithead Chapel, Hippocampus Magazine, Longridge Review, Creative Nonfiction’s Sunday Reads, Sweet Lit and Yemassee. She has received nonfiction prizes from Identity Theory, Hunger Mountain and Tiferet Journal, as well as nominations to the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthologies. A native New Englander, she currently resides in southern California with her daughter and husband.

Rae Pagliarulo, Flash Editor/Associate Editor
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Rae Pagliarulo

Rae Pagliarulo works as a nonprofit fundraising consultant in her lifelong home of Philadelphia. Her essays, poems, and articles have appeared in Full Grown People, bedfellows, Hippocampus, The Manifest-Station, r.kv.r.y. quarterly, the Brevity Blog, and numerous others. Her work is anthologized in The Best of Philadelphia Stories: 10th Anniversary Edition. She is the 2014 recipient of the Sandy Crimmins National Poetry Prize, a 2019 Best of the Net nominee, and a graduate of Rosemont College’s MFA program.


November 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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