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Flight Journal, the brainchild of Spread the Word’s Flight Associates scheme is a brand new online journal of bold, short fiction. Each year, three different editors from the scheme will come together to select content for the quarter’s publication. This year’s editors include Jennifer Obidike, Sanya Semakula and Len Lukowski.
Flight 1000 is a Spread the Word Associates scheme, funded by the Esmee 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. A forthcoming anthology, Flaming Land & Other Stories, edited by Ellah Allfrey (formerly of Granta) will feature prize winners from the 2014 London Short Story Prize, including winner Ruby Cowling. This year’s London Short Story Prize winners will be chosen by judges Kevin Barry, Jon McGregor and Elise Dillsworth.