Flash Fiction week VIII: Spooky Selfies

Length: 500--1000 words When: Publication date is the final week in October. Topic: Spooky Selfies What does that mean? Stories should (a) involve selfies, and (b) be vaguely related to Halloween, or something spooky or scary. As usual, contact the editor to sign up, or leave a comment here and we'll get back to you. … Continue reading Flash Fiction week VIII: Spooky Selfies

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Banned Books week

Next week, we'll be running articles about banned books. How has a frequently challenged book affected you? You can read more about Banned Books week at bannedbooksweek.org. You may also have noticed the new look to the site. We're still making changes, so things may look a little unstable at times. But what do you … Continue reading Banned Books week

August Break

Magnificent Nose will be on break next week, returning in September. We hope everyone enjoys the rest of August. Photo by Neil Fein, via Flickr

Flash Fiction week VII: “On Your Doorstep”

Since we have some pieces left over from the last week of flash fiction, we've created a theme week to use those pieces. And so we present: Flash Fiction week VII Topic: On Your Doorstep When: 21--25 July Word length: 500 words As usual, contact the editor to sign up, or leave a comment here … Continue reading Flash Fiction week VII: “On Your Doorstep”

Flash Fiction Week VI: Fathers, Mothers, Others

I can't believe it's been over a year since our last week of flash fiction. And so we present: Flash Fiction week VI Topic: Fathers, Mothers, Others When: June 9--June 13 Word length: 500 words As usual, contact the editor to sign up, or leave a comment here and we'll get back to you. Update: … Continue reading Flash Fiction Week VI: Fathers, Mothers, Others

Skip day

There won't be an update today; Magnificent Nose returns on Wednesday 16 April with a guest post from former regular columnist Sara Goas.

Burnt Out (With Luggage)

Burn-out has always been one of those things that happens to other people, not me. The kind of situation where you shake your head and say, “Well, I saw that coming, they were doing too much and it was bound to happen sooner or later. So-and-so really needs to learn to take care of themselves.” … Continue reading Burnt Out (With Luggage)

Life Happens

You'll be seeing fewer posts here at the nose for a little while. The editorial staff apologizes for this, and we hope we'll be back very soon with great articles four days a week. But until further notice, expect that postings will be less frequent.

Old as the Hills and Still Brand New

This week is a very special and exciting week here at Magnificent Nose.  Editor in Chief, Neil Fein and his wife have welcomed a brand new baby girl.  Whether Mazel Tov or Congratulations or some other expression is your choice of word to express joy, the staff are pleased and excited for them all. Funny … Continue reading Old as the Hills and Still Brand New

Dear Readers

From: The writers and editors of Magnificent NoseTo: Our dear readers We love you all dearly. You've read what we wrote, been kind to us, and encouraged us. Of course, we'd like it very much of there were more of you--it sometimes feels like we're writing to a room of crickets--but we know that you're … Continue reading Dear Readers