New: Brief Encounters

by Treehouse Editors

Brief Encounters are flash fiction, flash nonfiction, flash genre-benders, or short poems that respond to a monthly prompt.

Treehouse will suggest a prompt every four weeks or so. Pieces submitted should take into account the theme chosen by Treehouse editors as a starting point for the BE or somehow relate to the subject within the submission. Beyond that, they can do whatever they want. Brief Encounters should be no longer than 400 words. We will publish a new BE every Thursday.

Brief Encounters should be labeled as such in the subject line of the email to distinguish from general submissions and should be attached as a word .doc. Feel free to send more than one in the same document.

We are accepting submissions for the first prompt CRAIGSLIST ROOMMATE through January 2 (extended deadline!). Send submissions to