Welcome to Issue 2 of The Dribble Drabble Review; herein, we continue to celebrate all things which make us head over heals in love with short-form compositions. Indeed, it is The Dribble and The Drabble's turn in the spotlight. Readers and writers, alike, relish their compact combustibility. Admittedly firecracker in size, they're still explosive. What else could one expect from a piece of writing, so carefully culled, so deftly packed, so accountable in each and every word choice?!
From tales about hidden codes, items as utilitarian and simple as a chair, not to mention many thought-provoking explorations of the human condition, the complete story arcs achieved in mere 50 and 100 words are nothing short of exemplary.
It is also that time of year for small presses to submit their nominations for The Best Microfiction and The Pushcart Prize. It is quite difficult to sift out only six stories from 100 for each of these prestigious awards, but we did. Take careful note of the graphic emblems signalling our nominees (in either this issue or in the archive of the inaugural issue). What you will discover are not mere pieces of flash fiction, but prosaics elevated to true little-ature: two Dribbles and four Drabble* (meeting the six nomination maximum) offering stream of consciousness, stinging intellectualism, and outrageous creativity. We are proud of these and all authors who comprise the ever-growing Dribble Drabble Review family of talented contributors.
The magazine continues to attract entries from around the world and in great number, bringing disparate voices together to commune on common issues at the heart of literature's purpose.
And that's about the small and short of it. Enjoy!
Keith Hoerner (BS, MFA)
Founding Editor, TDDR
P.S. We are now accepting submissions for our Spring 2021 Issue; visit the submissions page for further information.
*Best Microfiction and Pushcart Prize Nominees in Alphabetical Order: Sudha Balagopal (USA), Felicia Chernesky (USA), Dreena Collins (England), Bronwen Griffiths (England), John C. Mannone (USA), and W.E. Pasquini (USA).
Readers: Editorial Staff, Plus Samantha Black, Emily Gibson, Joey Ingram, and Amy Lynn.
Keith Hoerner (BS, MFA) 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, is forthcoming from Adelaide Books, New York / Lisbon, in early 2021.