Thursday, 18 May 2017

2017 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology!

Well, we've finally made it through to the other side, and now we are able to announce the stories which have made it into this year's National Flash-Fiction Day anthology.

We received over 500 stories, closer to 600 stories really (182,000 words, or thereabouts) and these are the 50 which made it in. So, if you were unsuccessful, please take comfort that it was a very difficult decision from a large field of excellent work. The ones that we picked are the stories we felt would make the most compelling compendium, and a great snapshot of current flash-fiction.

To those of you who made it in: Congratulations!

As well as the stories listed below, the anthology will include the 10 micro-fiction competition winners, plus a range of commissioned stories from some truly exceptional writers.

The anthology doesn't have a name yet, but we hope to announce it very soon, along with the full line-up. It will be on sale on National Flash-Fiction Day at the anthology launch at the UK's first ever literary festival devoted entirely to Flash Fiction, as well as online in paper and e-book formats. For more information about the Flash Fiction Festival, please visit their website:  Tickets are selling fast, so if you want to go you'll need to book soon.

Anyway, with no further waffle, here are the stories which will soon be printed up and bound for your edification.

Angela Readman Legs in the Air, We Think About Spring
Judy Darley Fascinate
Rachael Dunlop Teeter, Totter, Tattle-Tale
Adam Trodd I Am My Own David Attenborough
Anne Summerfield On the Track You Tasted Blue
Jane Dugdale Milk and Money
Helen Rye Sleep is a Beautiful Colour
Judi Walsh Carousel
Claire Polders Swing State
Lex Williford Horsewhip
Marie Gethins Unseen
Jonathan Taylor Not a Horror Story
Erica Plouffe Lazure On The Way Out
Catherine Edmunds Molly and the Toe-rag
Gary Powell Missing
James Coffey Close Encounters
Conor Houghton The Great Forgotten Language
Paul Currion Happiness
Kirsty Cowan Mrs Livingstone's Artist
David O'Neill Tin Can Phones
Nod Ghosh Exactly the Way You Are
Sophia Holme Rehabilitation
Jason Jackson Ana and Jose-Ramon
Mary Lynn Reed The Thieves Are Coming. They Are Taking it All.
Ingrid Jendrzejewski The Complete and Incomplete Works of Lydia Davis
Joy Manné Stabbed
Lindsay Fisher How Traveller Boys Love
Victoria Richards Aino Yehudi
Steven Moss Gabriel
Steve Tuffin The Sun on the Dash
Diane Simmons Dancing Partners
Christopher M Drew The Fisher King
Joanna Campbell Breathing
KM Elkes The Way We Lie
Sophie van Llewyn The Skirt
Jenny Woodhouse Stepping Out
Gary Duncan Free Hugs
Sharon Telfer Never going to fall for modern love
Matthew Thorpe-Coles It's M.E., Not You
Heather McQuillan Iridescence
David Steward Twenty-five Seconds
Miranda Kate Friends
Michael Loveday Let Them Know Me By My Teeth
Gay Degani Anamnesis
Megan Crosbie Big Responsibilities
Simon Sylvester Soup Stone
Rupert Dastur It All Ends
Sandra Arnold The Quick and the Dead
Anna Nazarova-Evans The Boy at a London Bus Stop Who Took My Photograph in the Summer of 1999
Zoe Murdock Living Alone With Derrida 

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed Conor Houghton's story - and the fact that he is my nephew had absolutely no influence on the level of my enthusiasm.