Dear Readers and Writers:

Long Live Flash Fiction! Issue #4 of The Dribble Drabble Review celebrates the ever-popular genre of short shorts with a whole new batch of the best 50- and 100-word *little-ature* the world over.

     Excitedly, in this Issue, we also present our inaugural Micro-Art Gallery

featuring small art to accompany our small fictions. ;) Lights up on the

diminutive sculptures of Jasenko Đorđević from Bosnia and Herzegovina... 

His carvings on the tips of pencils (yep, your heard us right!) continue to

marvel audiences far and wide, more proof that art in small stature, be it text

or otherwise, doesn't mean a lack in sizeable impact. Enjoy.

     Too, we still await the winners of this year's 17th Annual Davie Awards,

presented by The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, where we are

competing in its electronic publications division (fingers crossed and slingshots

loaded). The Davey Awards honor the *David's* of creativity, as in the finest

smaller enterprises far and wide. Refreshing and fitting in so many ways... We 

will continue the battle to build our Review's award list with every issue: even in

the face of giants.

     As we seek to earn awards, this is the time of year we bestow awards.

TDDR is pleased to announce the five Dribbles / Drabbles we nominate for 

this year's Best Small Fictions and Best Microfiction Anthologies, not to

mention The Pushcart Prize. Congratulations go out to (in alphabetical

order): Issue 3's Michael Estabrook for "Blue," Issue 3's Howie Good for

"War Baby," Issue 4's Kim Lozano for "In My Play," Issue 4's Melanie

Maggard for "Celestial Body," and Issue 3's Francine Witte for "Radio Stutter." Next, check-out our notifications tab and give 'em a read!

     We launch this Issue on Labor Day, 2021, as The Dribble Drabble Review is, indeed, a labor of love. The manner in which you, the reader / writer community, has embraced this e-zine is very warmly felt; in the words of none other than a gushing Sally Field herself, " You love us; you really, r-e-a-l-l-y, l-o-v-e us! Smooch, right back at cha ;)

      And, that's about the small and short of it. 

 

Keith Hoerner

Keith Hoerner (BS, MFA)

Founding Publisher / Editor, TDDR

     P.S. Keep those pencils to paper, and send-in your splendid Dribbles and Drabbles. Also, be sure to visit our Archive Tab for an additional 150 pieces, which await your exploration!

Keith Hoerner lives, teaches, and pushes words around in Southern Illinois, USA. He has been featured in numerous national / international literary journals, anthologies, and other publications. His debut memoir, The Day The Sky Broke Open, was recently published by Adelaide Books, New York. His 2nd book with the same publisher, a collection of short fiction and poetry entitled Balancing on the Sharp Edges of Crescent Moons, is scheduled for a Spring 2022 release. 

Jasenko Đorđević

Sculptor, TOLDart

Spider Man

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