‘A Cluster of Lights’ is published

Pure Slush is proud to announce the publication of A Cluster of Lights, a ‘ten-years-on’ anthology celebrating just some of the brilliance that was 52 | 250 A Year of Flash.

Featuring flash fiction Then and Now, and edited by Michelle Elvy and John Wentworth Chapin, including the work of 53 writers, the book is available in a variety of formats, including paperback, ePub and Kindle.

For a taste of A Cluster of Lights, click here.

For the book’s webpage and a complete list of contributors, click here.


52 | 250 … Ten Years Later

52 | 250 A Year in Flash

was a ground-breaking project that helped develop the craft of many writers … and changed lives!

It ran from 2010 into 2011, and its basic parameter was  250 words a week, for 52 weeks, and each week based on a new prompt.

“It was international, it was about creativity, and it was limited to 52 weeks. It was beautiful.”


now . . . 52 | 250 Ten Years Later

Project editors Michelle Elvy and John Wentworth Chapin have announced the call for submissions for the celebratory 52 | 250 anthology, to be published in 2021.

Details for this project are posted on the 52 | 250 website, and you can find out more about anthology guidelines by clicking here.

The submission call is open to participants from the original 52 | 250 year … and to newcomers.

Submit before the first light of dawn, January 4, 2021.

Michelle and John look forward to seeing your submissions.