Launch of Restore To Factory Settings, BFFA Anthology Vol. 5

Jude Higgins is hosting the launch of Restore to Factory Settings on Zoom on Saturday evening 30th January from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm GMT. There are 136 micros in the anthology from the three rounds of the Bath Flash Fiction Award 2020. We’ll hear many of the winning and commended pieces from each of the Awards plus some of shortlisted pieces. A fabulous evening of fun, flash and friendship from around the world.

Readers include Sharon Telfer, Johanna Robinson, and Fiona Perry, the three first prize winners, Hannah Storm, Simon Cowdroy and Tara Isabel Zambrano; the second prize winners, Christina Dalcher and Jan Kaneen the third prize winners; commended writers Emily Harrison and Alison Powell plus shortlisted writers Kate Lee, Nancy Ludmerer, Christopher Allen, Alison Woodhouse, Giles Montgomery, Maria Alejandra Barrios Velez, Danny Beusch and Sara Hills. J A Keogh will also read his story. ‘Restore to Factory Settings’. which inspired the wonderful cover. We’re delighted that the judges for the three Awards, Santino Prinzi, Mary Jane Holmes and Nod Ghosh are all able to come and will say a little about their selections.

Please email me at Jude {at}adhocfiction {dot} com for a Zoom link. We’d love to see you there. The anthology is available to buy from bookshop plus in print and digital versions in Amazon if you want to buy beforehand.

The books were all posted out to the authors within the pages in the first week of December and now most of them have reached their destinations. The pictures in the collages show their locations — all different parts of the UK, the US, Canada, Australia,New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, France, Switzerland and elsewhere. I asked people to place their books next to rusty things and we have a wonderful selection here from rusty wheels and ancient machinery, chairs, grills, bird baths, fences, rust coloured cats, sculptures, teapots, hedges garden ornaments and rusty coloured clothes, as well as festive shots and views of mountains and deserts! Thanks so much to everyone for obliging.

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