“The Heart of Flash” Weekend Flash with Word Tango Sept. 23-25th – Registration Open!

I’m very excited to teach “The Heart of Flash: Characters Who Yearn,” an all new weekend flash workshop with Word Tango.

Registration is now open and spaces are limited! Go HERE to read some really nice testimonials for my classes and to sign up!

ALL NEW weekend flash workshop with Word Tango in Sept. Stay tuned!

I’m teaming up with the wonderful Word Tango in September for a new online flash fiction course, Sept. 23-25th! Stay tuned for more details and get on the mailing list for updates and first dibs on registration. These are always a lot of fun for me to teach (and fun for the participants too, I hope!):

Word Tango Weekend Flash with Kathy Fish

More Great Reviews for RIFT at JMWW and Goodreads!

RIFT FINALHey, the snow has finally melted here in Colorado and there’s some good news to share! Co-author Robert Vaughan and I were thrilled by this lovely review of RIFT by Amelia White at the JMWW blog:

“There were moments of peace and violence, of connection and loneliness, of levity and weight. Ultimately, the beauty of Rift lies both its scope and its detail. Even on the second read through, every story held its own surprises, some small, some large, all profoundly human.”

You can read the whole review HERE.

Also, some great new reviews on Goodreads by amazing writers Nancy Stohlman, Mark Kerstetter, Jen Knox, and Christopher DeWan. (Reminder: you can purchase a signed–by me–copy of Rift right here on THIS PAGE of my website.)

Also, my NEW Flash Creative Non-Fiction workshop with Word Tango is now open for registration. It will run online from May 20-22nd. These are a lot of fun and fill up quickly! More info HERE.

And stay tuned for more information about the upcoming Writing Workshop in Taos that Robert and I are teaching in August. That is also filling quickly! It’s going to be a very busy summer…

RIFT is coming to Kindle soon! And lots of other news…

RIFT 4th July*Happy to announce that RIFT (Unknown Press), co-authored with Robert Vaughan, will be available on Kindle soon. Will keep you posted!

There’s been a flurry of press for RIFT recently, in the form of reviews (Change Seven Magazine and Goodreads), two interviews (Midwestern Gothic and Bartleby Snopes) and research notes at Necessary Fiction. If you’re interested, please follow the links below:

Interview with Rachel Hurwitz at Midwestern Gothic

Research Notes for RIFT by Kathy Fish & Robert Vaughan at Necessary Fiction

Interview with Leonora Desar at Bartleby Snopes

Review of RIFT by Anne Weisgerber at Change Seven Magazine

Goodreads review of RIFT by Al Kratz

Goodreads review of RIFT by Steve Karas, author of Kinda Sorta American Dream

Goodreads review of RIFT by Meg Tuite, author of Bound by Blue & Lined Up Like Scars

I will be conducting another weekend workshop through Word Tango in May. This time, we will focus on writing flash creative nonfiction. Go here for more info and to get on the mailing list!

Tomorrow I begin my SIXTH Fast Flash© Workshop! Very excited to work with a new group of amazing writers!

*cover photography courtesy of Casey McSpadden

Give yourself the gift of a post-holiday New Year Word Tango Weekend Flash Workshop!

Hey, here’s a chance to kick the Winter blues and get your 2016 writing off to a great start! Registration is NOW OPEN for my January 15th-17th Weekend Flash Workshop. It’s first-come, first-served, and last time the spots were all taken in less than two days! Here are some testimonials:

The Kathy Fish flash class on WordTango was a productive weekend filled with writing and writerly camaraderie. Kathy generously shared her immense flash wisdom with us, and provided concrete prompts and process suggestions to write resonant flash. I came away with a flash piece I’m happy with, plus I’ve used the prompts since class to generate more work. I highly recommend this class!
​–Lisa Ferranti

I like the challenge of flash. Its brevity means we have to capture a sliver of life so exact and targeted that reader will be impacted by every word. Trying to get at the heart of what I want to say helps me focus when I turn to other pieces that are longer. WordTango’s Weekend Flash with Kathy Fish moved my writing to a new level, something that doesn’t always happen with online classes.
–Kimberly Zook

I can’t say enough good things about the Weekend Flash class! Kathy is a joy to work with, encouraging and humble. Her lectures and prompts help you dig down to the emotional core of the story. What you find as you follow her exercises will probably surprise you; the story I wrote during this class was like nothing I’ve written before. Elizabeth and Jennifer of WordTango are wonderful facilitators. Not only do they manage discussions and create writing groups, they add so much to the learning experience with their kindness and enthusiasm. Whether you’re new to flash or a veteran writer, you have to check out WordTango’s Weekend Flash.
​–Meghan Phillips

Register now HERE at Word Tango!

My upcoming collection, “Rift,” with Robert Vaughan!

Things are moving quickly with the upcoming co-authored short fiction collection with Bud Smith’s Unknown Press. Robert Vaughan and I are busy exchanging edits and deciding the layout and order of our stories. We have found an amazing photographer for the cover art (which I’ll reveal soon!), and we are actively seeking blurbs. And once again, I’m knocked out by the generosity of my fellow writers and literary heroes who are providing blurbs for us on very short notice! These are exciting times and I’m both thrilled and grateful. Look here for updates on the book’s progress, but we are hoping for a December launch!

fish tankJust last weekend I finished up with another two-week Fast Flash© Workshop AND a weekend flash fiction workshop with Word Tango. Both, I believe, were a success! The two-week group were extremely talented and hard-working and just all-around great. I’m happy to hear they have formed their own workshop now and they’re calling it:  “The Fish Tank!”

Word Tango , the brainchild of Jennifer Kircher Carr & Elizabeth Pettie, is a fabulous new resource for writers. They  will be offering critiques, networking opportunities, and weekend workshops, so check out their services. I’m very honored that they entrusted their first workshop to me! And what a wonderful group that was too!

And this made me very happy:

Twenty Female Short Story Writers You Should Be Reading RIGHT NOW in Entropy Magazine. The list includes: xtx, Amber Sparks, Roxane Gay, Paula Bomer, Alissa Nutting, Jen Conley, Heather Foster, H.L. Nelson, Steph Post, Amanda Gowin, Rebecca Jones-Howe, Christy Crutchfield, Berit Ellingsen, Letitia Trent, Mary Miller, Jac Jemc, Audrey Hirsch, Leesa Cross-Smith, Andrea Kneeland, and, incredibly, me. Many thanks to Entropy Magazine and Kevin Catalano!

That’s it. I have another Fast Flash© Workshop starting later this month. I am enjoying these so much! October is going to be VERY BUSY!

Register now for my Sept. 25-27th Flash Fiction workshop with Word Tango!

EDIT: THIS WORKSHOP FILLED VERY QUICKLY! STAY TUNED FOR INFORMATION ON FUTURE WORKSHOPS. THANK YOU!

Registration is now open for my weekend Flash Fiction workshop thru Word Tango! First come, first served. Join us!  More information below:

In this workshop you will write a 500-word piece of flash fiction in one weekend. Flash legend Kathy Fish will guide you through the process of creating and revising a fresh work of flash.

This class will include: a writing prompt and written “lectures” designed by Kathy Fish, discussion threads where you can interact with Kathy Fish and your fellow classmates, and an opportunity to have your flash critiqued by up to three of your classmates. Kathy Fish will be offering professional critiques to at most 6 students for an additional fee.

Weekend Flash Fiction Workshop