THE JOYS OF WRITING SHORT

By Katy Yocom
Spalding MFA Associate Administrative Director

“Write it short, then make it shorter. Watch it start to glow.”

Maybe it’s my journalism background, but I find it exciting to write to a word limit. This week, I’m finishing an essay for a blurred-genre contest with a 750-word limit. Many publications have a limit of 1,000 words for flash. Continue reading “THE JOYS OF WRITING SHORT”

A Few Thoughts On Photography And Fiction

by Pete Duval

Spalding MFA Faculty, Fiction

The language of photography has certain similarities with fiction—in particular with the short-short story. I want to talk about a story I’ve often used in my workshops—a two-page short-short titled “No One’s a Mystery” by Elizabeth Tallant—and three photographs by Anders Petersen, from his famous 1970 photobook Café Lehmitz. Continue reading “A Few Thoughts On Photography And Fiction”