A Novel Idea Flash Reading

On June 5, 2021, I will be hosting a flash fiction reading to benefit A Novel Idea on Passyunk, an indie bookstore owned by Alex Schneider and Christina Rosso-Schneider. Alex and Christina have always supported local writers and authors, hosting book readings and workshops in their bookstore and on Zoom. They’ve also championed the flash fiction community, partnering with HOOT Review to host the Flash Fiction Festival for the last two years. I wanted to show support in return by hosting this reading to benefit their store. Why not show support to those who always support the flash community?

The reading will feature David Byron Queen, KB Carle, Davon Loeb, Meghan Phillips, and Grace Q. Song AND the bookstore’s owner herself, Christina Rosso. Learn more about these readers below!

In order to get the Zoom link for the flash fiction reading, you must show proof of donation. Any donation counts (1c and up!). If you donate $20 or more, Maddie Anthes will give you feedback on TWO flash pieces (each piece must be 1000 words or less).

Donations can be made on venmo directly to A Novel Idea : @anovelideaphilly.

After, take a screenshot of the donation or save an email confirmation, and upload it to the Google form here.

If you have problems with Venmo or with using the above Google form, you can DM Maddie Anthes on Twitter @maddieanthes or Instagram @madelineanthes.

Featured Readers:

K.B. Carle lives and writes outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the Associate Editor at Fractured Lit. and Editor at FlashBack Fiction. Her stories have appeared in Bending Genres, No Contact Magazine, Passages North, and have been nominated for Best Small Fictions and the Pushcart Prize. Her story, Soba, was one of the winners of Sundress Publications’ 2020 Best of the Net Anthology. She can be found online at http://kbcarle.com
 or on Twitter @kbcarle.
David Byron Queen grew up in Ohio. His work has appeared in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Rumpus, VICE, Hobart, McSweeney’s, Split Lip Magazine, New South, and elsewhere. He has an MFA in Fiction from the University of Montana, where he was a Truman Capote Fellow. Currently he lives in New York and runs the indie publishing company ‘word west.’ Find him on Twitter @byron_queen
Davon Loeb is the author of the memoir The In-Betweens (West Virginia University Press, 2022). He earned an MFA in creative writing from Rutgers-Camden University. Davon is an assistant features editor at The Rumpus. His work is featured at CatapultPloughshares Blog, PANK Magazine, Creative NonfictionMidnight Breakfast, and elsewhere. Currently, he is writing a YA novel. Besides writing, Davon is a high school English teacher, husband, and father living in New Jersey. He can be reached at davonloeb.com and on Twitter @LoebDavon.
Grace Q. Song is a Chinese-American writer residing in New York. Her poetry and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly, Passages North, PANK, Waxwing, The Journal, and elsewhere. Recent works were included in Best Microfiction, Best Small Fictions, and Best of the Net. She tweets @grasoceng
Meghan Phillips is the author of the flash fiction chapbook Abstinence Only (Barrelhouse). Her short fiction has been anthologized in Best Microfiction 2019, 2020, & 2021 and The Best Small Fictions 2019, and has been selected for the wigleaf Top 50 very short fictions. She was a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. You can find her writing at meghan-phillips.com and her tweets at @mcarphil
Christina Rosso is a writer and bookstore owner living in South Philadelphia with her bearded husband and rescue pup. She is the author of SHE IS A BEAST (APEP Publications, 2020), a chapbook of feminist fairy tales. Her first full-length collection CREOLE CONJURE is forthcoming from Maudlin House. Her writing has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and the Pushcart Prize. For more information, visit http://christina-rosso.com or find her on Twitter @Rosso_Christina