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‘The New Save’ Published by Yellow Chair Review!

‘The New Save’ has  now been published in the Yellow Chair Review‘s Pop Culture issue and is available to read by following this link here.  My flash is on page 26, but why not read the other fiction, non-fiction, and poetry published too. There’s also a nice selection of art featured, and the front cover truly is special!

My pleasure this evening is to read this issue, but there’s a vast array of different pieces to read, covering all kinds of Pop Culture areas from film, music, TV, and video games.

‘The New Save’ is a flash I didn’t think I’d have the opportunity to write, but when I saw the submission guidelines for the Yellow Chair Review for this issue I knew I could write about a childhood passion in a flash: Pokemon.

Yes, ‘The New Save’ is about Pokemon, and this makes me incredibly happy! But it isn’t only about Pokemon…read it now to find out what else…

‘The New Save’ to be Published by Yellow Chair Review!

29 minutes after submitting my flash fiction, ‘The New Save’, to Yellow Chair Review this evening I had a reply accepting it for publication in their upcoming Pop Culture issue. I’ve experienced quick submission turnarounds before, especially rejections, but this was by far the quickest reply I’ve had to a submission, and it felt great for ‘The New Save’ to have been accepted so swiftly.

Yellow Chair Review is a new literary which publishes a new issue every month. They’re in their first year, and they publish flash fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and artwork. Submissions for the current theme (Pop Culture: Movies, Music, Video Games etc) closes on 15th November 2015, or until it’s full, so get in there quick! Check their website out by following this link. Bonus points are available for work inspired by video games, which is where ‘The New Save’ comes in.

The idea for ‘The New Save’ revealed itself to me instantly. Video games make things seem so easy, don’t they? If you play the game right everything works out perfectly. Life is not a video game. I decided to write about a franchise of games that I have loved since childhood, and still love: Pokémon. I merged this theme with the idea of old and new, of things we had against the things we lost, and with the difference between reality and the virtual, to come up with a cool interpretation of the theme. At least, I think so, and so do the editors of Yellow Chair Review.

‘The New Save’ will be published around mid-December, along with all of the other creations featured in the Pop Culture issue, and I look forward to being able to share it with you all!