Thank you to everyone who entered the June 2017 round of Bath Flash Fiction Award. Many writers who’ve entered before submitted again, but there were plenty of new entrants too. This time we received eight hundred and sixty-nine entries from twenty-eight different countries:
Australia, Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, US.
Both the winner, Amanda O’Calloghan and commended writer Melissa Goode come from Australia. Nod Ghosh, second prize winner comes from New Zealand and third prize winner, David Rhymes lives in Spain. Many different countries were represented on the long and short lists. All entries are judged anonymously and when selections have been made, we enjoy discovering that authors in the final selections have come from all over the world. Bath Flash Fiction has always aimed for a truly international competition.
Our thanks go to judge Meg Pokrass who was happy to follow our exacting schedule. She said she found it a very rewarding experience reading so many strong pieces and we were thrilled to announce the results for this round at the inaugural Flash Fiction Festival in Bath on Sunday 25th June to a packed audience of festival go-ers. Some long listed and short listed authors were at the festival. Meg read out the winning stories beautifully and they sounded amazing.
The next award opens on Saturday July 1st, 2017 and closes at midnight on Sunday 15 th October 2017. Our new judge is David Swann. We’re looking forward to reading some more of your flash fictions and very much appreciate the support you give to the Award.
Founder Bath Flash Fiction Award