RMP Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction

I'm happy to announce that the latest Rose Metal Press
field guide is available for pre-order! Previous field
guides included collections focused on prose poetry
and flash fiction. I've used these anthologies in the
classroom, and they're fantastic. They're also inspiring
for anyone who wants to try a new genre or refine
their skills.

The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction:
Advice and Essential Exercises from Respected Writers, Editors, and Teachers

Edited by Dinty W. Moore
Paperback, 208 pages
September 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9846166-6-4
Will be available as an eBook for Kindle, Nook, and Apple in late September
FEATURING ESSAYS FROM: Barrie Jean Borich Jenny Boully Norma Elia Cantú Rigoberto González Philip Graham Carol Guess Jeff Gundy Robin Hemley Barbara Hurd Judith Kitchen Eric LeMay Dinah Lenney Bret Lott Patrick Madden Lee Martin Maggie McKnight Brenda Miller Kyle Minor Aimee Nezhukumatathil Anne Panning Lia Purpura Peggy Shumaker Sue William Silverman Jennifer Sinor Ira Sukrungruang Nicole Walker

Unmatched in its focus on a concise and popular emerging genre, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction features 26 eminent writers, editors, and teachers offering expert analysis, focused exercises, and helpful examples of what make the brief essay form such a perfect medium for experimentation, insight, and illumination. With a comprehensive introduction to the genre and book by editor Dinty W. Moore, this guide is perfect for both the classroom and the individual writer’s desk—an essential handbook for anyone interested in the scintillating and succinct flash nonfiction form. How many words does it take to tell a compelling true story? The answer might surprise you.