The Emerging Writer

Breve New Stories seeks submissions from new and emerging authors. Despite the vagueness of the term emerging, we received many entries from writers that recognised themselves as such. Conventionally, an emergent author or artist is one that has some evidence of professional achievement but not a substantial record of accomplishment and who is not recognised […]

Notes of Inspiration 2: Six Memos for 21st Century Storytellers.

There are pages that stay with us and change the way we read everything else. This is what happened with Calvino’s Six Memos for the Next Millennium. In this series of lectures Calvino puts together some values and qualities of literature to project into the next millennium, never doubting the potential of literature in making it through […]

The Fiction Behind Flash Fiction

Does fiction start from word one? Where is the fiction in a Flash Fiction piece? Flash Fiction is very much a by-product of our times, as much as fiction is about what it is to be a human being-quoting D F Wallace. Therefore, as contemporary human beings flash fiction represents one form of evolution of […]

Notes of Inspiration 1

All great storytellers have in common the freedom with which they move up and down the rungs of their experience as on a ladder. A ladder extending downward to the interior of the earth and disappearing into the clouds is the image for a collective experience to which even the deepest shock of every individual […]