Issue 2 of online short fiction publication Flight Journal is now live. Edited by Spread the Word’s Flight Associates Marianne Tatepo, Sara Jafari and Shreeta Shah, Issue 2 includes new stories by:
Janet H Swinney
Pascal Colman and
For some of these talented authors, this is their first publication.
A major theme running through Issue 2 is placelessness: a feeling of being unrooted, or of struggling to find a place in the world. Some of the stories deal with this with great comic flair, while others are at once quirky and heartbreaking. The stories are bold in their own way, whether employing allegory to speak of deeper truths, or effortlessly weaving poetry into prose. All of these stories merit re-reading and resonate long after being read.
You can check out Issue 2 here.
Flight Journal, the brainchild of Spread the Word’s Flight Associates scheme, is an online journal of bold, short fiction. Each year, three different editors come together to select content for the year’s publication.
In 2016, the Flight Associates are Marianne Tatepo, Sara Jafari, and Shreeta Shah. 2015 was the first year of the programme, headed by Jennifer Obidike, Sanya Semakula and Len Lukowski.
Flight 1000 is a Spread the Word Associates scheme, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Flight 1000 works to provide high quality training and experience in publishing for a small cohort of writers on a yearly basis who, for a number of reasons, have struggled to access such opportunities. Flight Journal is aligned with Spread the Word’s publishing imprint Flight Press, which began publishing short fiction with its debut Edgeways, which featured Toby Litt, KJ Orr, Bidisha and Tania Hershman. In 2015, Flight Press published another short story anthology, Flamingo Land & Other Stories, edited by Ellah Allfrey (formerly of Granta), which features prize winners from the 2014 London Short Story Prize, including winner Ruby Cowling.
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