What is a Novella-in-Flash? – Useful Links

The simplest answer is that a novella-in-flash is a short novel that’s composed of linked but individual short-short stories – each section/chapter/story is up to 1,000 words each.

Classic examples of the form include Gwendolyn Brooks’s Maud Martha (1953) Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street (1984), and Justin Torres’s We The Animals (2011). Longer works in this form are called novels-in-flash or sometimes “flash novels”. 

For more information have a read of the following:

Meg Pokrass on writing her novella-in-flash, ‘Here, Where We Live’

Sophie Van Llewyn on writing her novella-in-flash, ‘Bottled Goods’

Essay introducing 12 classic Novellas-in-Flash

Essay introducing 12 classic Novellas-in-Flash from the 20th century

Michael Loveday on the novella-in-flash

Where to publish Novellas-in-Flash and Novels-in-Flash