Flash Fiction Workshops is the Teaching Website of Author Meg Pokrass

Meg Pokrass is the author of five flash fiction collections, an award-winning collection of prose poetry, “Cellulose Pajamas” (Blue Light Book Award, 2016) and a novella-in-flash from the Rose Metal Press. A new novella in flash, “The Smell of Good Luck” will be published in 2019 by Flash: The International Short Short Story Press and a collection of microfiction, “The Sadness of Night Bugs” is forthcoming from Pelekinesis Press.

Publications and Anthologies

Stories and poems of Meg Pokrass have appeared in over 350 literary magazines including Tin House, Electric Literature, Smokelong Quarterly, Five Points, Tupelo Quarterly and McSweeney’s. Her work has been internationally anthologized, including two Norton Anthology Readers: “Flash Fiction International” (W. W. Norton & Co., 2015), “New Micro” (W. W. Norton & Co., 2018), “Best Small Fictions, 2018” (edited by Aimee Bender), Wigleaf’s “Top 50 List”, “Flash Non-Fiction Funny” (edited by Dinty Moore), “Nothing Short of 100” (Outpost 19, 2017), and others. 

Writing Judge and Editor

Meg regularly judges flash contests and has done so recently for Bath Flash Fiction Award, Mslexia Magazine, F(r)iction|Tethered By Letters, The Cambridge Short Story Prize|TSS Publishing,Talking Writing, Retreat West, National Flash Fiction Day. She serves as Series Co-Editor (with Gary Fincke) for Best Microfiction 2019, Founding Editor of New Flash Fiction Review, Festival Curator for Flash Fiction Festival, U.K., and the new Flash Challenge Editor for Mslexia Magazine.


Meg is as passionate about introducing writers to the form as she is about writing it! Her teaching style is known as both playful and caring, and she specializes in creating unique, experimental exercises for her students. You can follow Meg for her regular flash writing tips on Twitter.