Issue 2 Editorial

January 2016 inaugurated a new team of editors for Flight Journal. With it came a new look, but we wanted to keep the journal’s fundamental purpose intact: to publish bold short fiction of no more than 2,500 words. We were excited about discovering fresh voices, and we found many amongst the 250 submissions. Narrowing these…

Issue 3 opens for submissions 1 October 2016

Micro fiction exploring The City: Isolation/Togetherness Get your pens at the ready – for Issue 3 we will be calling for micro fiction (up to 500 words) with the theme: The City: Isolation and/or Togetherness. You can write something inspired by any city. We would like to read a range of voices and tones, particularly those which can move or…

Trauma – Chris Torry

For a PDF copy click here. First Shift We are in a room, roughly square, the door behind us. There are windows along almost the entire length of the far wall. The blinds are open and we can see that it is night. We are many floors up. The room has four beds in it. They…

Moving In – Janet H Swinney

For a PDF copy click here.   The builder-cum-decorator has arrived with three ladders. One is too long to reach the ceiling; the other two hang from the ceiling, but are too short to reach the floor. He tramples over the curtains and retires to his van to consider what to do. This involves multiple phone…

The President’s Cats – Bronwen Griffiths

For a PDF copy click here.   The President has banned black cats from the city. ‘These cats bring us bad luck,’ he has decreed. ‘Anyone found keeping a black cat henceforth will face immediate imprisonment.’ Everyone knows that the dungeons below the President’s palace are as black as night, blacker than the fur of a…

In Abroad – Chantal Korsah

For a PDF copy click here.   The first time I came to London to stay with Kwame, I was dazzled by the strangeness of it all. In Accra I was used to seeing yellow taxis in various states of disrepair, often with licence plates and mirrors missing, but here in London I saw shiny black…

Polystyrene Coffee Cup in a Phone Box – Pascal Colman

For a PDF copy click here. The night was dry, warm dark increments sat amid spots of tungsten luminescence and a day’s stale smog left a little taste in the air. The lone phone box had a window defaced with some arching illegible tag, scratched in with a knife or a pen – the BT man…

Thereness – Annie Dobson

For a PDF copy click here.   Ness said ‘you can’t avoid the thereness of it’. Firstness: It is the first of June and the first satsuma of the day. Eliza is the first person to wake up in the world and press two satsumas to her cheeks. The skin of the satsuma feels like a…

Call for Submissions – Flight Journal Issue 2

Online fiction journal Flight Journal is now calling for short story writers to submit their stories. As a chosen writer you will: Receive £50 Have your work professionally published Flight Journal is looking for emerging short fiction of up to 2500 words. The subject matter and style of writing is left completely open. Your writing…

Flight 1000 – Marianne’s Editorial Profile

Books4U – Marianne’s profile ABOUT ME AND INTERESTS: Young professional female writer-cum-editor with publishing aspirations. Notoriously drawn to tragicomic scenarios and absurdist turns of phrases.   FAVOURITE BOOKS AND AUTHORS: This question is as unhelpful as it is clichéd. The truth is, I hold the belief that any daring author – newcomer or six feet…

Flight 1000 – Shreeta’s Editorial Profile

Reading, for me, is an act of discovery. This doesn’t mean I am only interested in reading about adventure; a successful piece of writing examines with clarity the minutiae of everyday living, often revealing, through its dedication to detail, truths that are both simple and profound. I am excited about discovering new voices, bold voices…

Flight 1000 – Sara’s Editorial Profile

What I look for in writing is two opposites: a read that allows me to escape or something that I can totally relate to, and think oh my God yes. I love fantasy, dystopian, YA, experimental, satirical works (not all at the same time, of course). That said, I often read stories that have none…