Alongside our primary mission to publish outstanding contemporary flash nonfiction, Brevity also works to provide diverse resources for writers and teachers of the flash form. On the pages that follow, we’ve assembled numerous perspectives on writing brief prose as well as tips for teaching individual essays found in The Best of Brevity, prompts for writing your own flash work or to inspire your students, and a series of indexes allowing you to search our two-decade catalog in a variety of ways. We hope you find these resources helpful.____
Teaching With The Best of BrevityResources for teaching the flash essay form using our 20th anniversary anthology, along with sample syllabi, close readings of popular Brevity essays, author commentary, and various video resources.____
Strategies for Teaching Brevity EssaysHelpful tips for teaching flash in the classroom and workshop, thoughts on using Brevity essays to teach issues of diversity, craft essays on the art of flash, and more.___
Prompts for Teaching and Writing FlashTalented Brevity authors from across our twenty-two year history offer useful prompts to start the flashbulbs popping in the creative writing classroom.___
Searching Brevity Essays by ModeA searchable index allowing readers, writers, teachers, and students to locate essays written in a particular nonfiction form, such list, letter, lyric essay, meditation, profile, and more. ___
Searching Brevity Essays by Craft ElementA searchable index allowing readers, writers, teachers, and students to locate essays highlighting particular craft elements and choices such as characterization, dialogue, extended metaphor, segmentation, speculation, and others. ____
Searching Brevity Essays by TopicA searchable index allowing readers, writers, teachers, and students to locate essays touching on particular issues and topics, including addiction, class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, illness, parenting, spirituality, and more.____
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