Did you know the next National Flash Fiction Day will take place on Saturday, 15 June 2019?
National Flash Fiction Day was founded in 2011 by Calum Kerr, a writer, lecturer, editor, typesetter, book designer, and generally ‘someone who spends a lot of time with words’. He’s written over 1000 flash fictions, and is the author of The World in a Flash, a ‘how to book’ in which he shares his knowledge and experience of writing compulsively readable flash stories.
The NFFD is currently run by three flash fiction enthusiasts, Santino Prinzi, Ingrid Jendrzejewski and Diane Simmons. Their aim is to celebrate all that is exciting, bold and above all, brief, in the world of flash-fiction.
All this sound pretty exciting, so let’s get down to details.
- Promote flash fiction and flash fiction writers in the UK and beyond
- Inspire new short-form writing
- Encourage new writers and writers of other forms to explore flash fiction
- Provide a positive, encouraging, inclusive community for flash fiction writers and readers around the globe
Submissions are now open for the 2019 NFFD Anthology and Micro Fiction Competition!
This is what the organisers say:
- The 2019 Anthology: We’re looking for flashes up to 500 words on the theme of ‘Doors’. Deadline: 15 March 2019. For full details, please read our full anthology submission guidelines.
- The 2019 Micro Fiction Competition: Flashes up to 100 words are eligible. There is no theme for the Micro Fiction Competition. Deadline: 15 March 2019. For full details, please read our competition submission guidelines.
Right. Sheet of paper or new document. Brainstorm ‘DOORS’. The more original the idea, the better. As the resident frog will vouch…
Unusual ideas can come from exploring unusual situations.
Frog: (Not very cheerfully)
I’m seriously thinking of looking for another job!