Congratulations to all our shortlisted writers. As well as the 2021 winners and highly commended, Ad Hoc Fiction will be publishing these five wonderful novellas-in-flash by the authors below.
Kipris by Michelle Christophorou
Michelle Christophorou was born in Lancashire, UK to a Liverpudlian mother and Greek-Cypriot father. Her stories have won and been placed in various contests, including Strands International Flash, Retreat West Fire-themed flash and micro competitions, Funny Pearls UK (twice runner-up) and Blinkpot. Her story, ‘Wearing You’, published in National Flash Fiction Day’s FlashFlood journal was included in the BIFFY 50 list of best UK and Irish flash 2019/20. In another life, Michelle practised law in the City of London. Tweets @ MAChristophorou
A Family of Great Falls by Debra Daniel
Debra Daniel, from South Carolina, sings in a band with her husband. Publications include: The Roster, (AdHoc Fiction, highly commended for the Bath Flash Fiction Novella-in-Flash, 2019), Woman Commits Suicide in Dishwasher (novel, Muddy Ford Press), The Downward Turn of August (poetry, Finishing Line) As Is (poetry, Main Street Rag), With One Eye on the Cows, Things Left and Found by the Side of the Road, Los Angeles Review, Smokelong, Kakalak, Emrys, Pequin, Inkwell, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River, and Gargoyle. Awards include The Los Angeles Review, Bacopa, the Guy Owen Poetry Prize, and SC Poetry Fellowships.
Hairy on the Inside by Tracy Fells
Tracy Fells was the 2017 Regional Winner (Europe and Canada) for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her short fiction has been widely published in print journals and online, including: Granta, Brittle Star, Reflex Fiction, Popshot, Firewords and the Bath Flash Fiction Award anthologies (2019 & 2020). She has been shortlisted for the Bridport and Fish Flash Fiction prizes, placed in the Reflex Fiction competition and Highly Commended in the NFFD Micro competition (2016 & 2020). She alsowrites novels and was a finalist in the 2018 Richard & Judy ‘Search for a Bestseller’ competition. Tracy tweets as @theliterarypig.
The Death and Life of Mrs Parker by Jupiter Jones
Jupiter Jones grew up on the north-west coasts of Cumberland and Lancashire. The first was wild and secretive, the second trashy and jaded; she loved them both. Following a brief spell in London to complete a PhD in Spectatorial Embarrassment at Goldsmiths, she now lives in Wales and writes short and flash fictions. She is a winner of the Colm Toíbín International Prize, and her work has been published by Aesthetica, Brittle Star, Fish, Reflex, Scottish Arts Trust, and rejected by many, many others.
The Listening Project by Ali McGrane
Ali McGrane lives and writes between the sea and the moor, in the south west UK. She completed an MA with distinction from the Open University in 2020, and has stories published in literary magazines including Fictive Dream, The Lost Balloon, Ellipsis Zine, Cabinet of Heed, FlashBack Fiction, and Janus Literary. Her work has been longlisted for the Fish Flash Fiction Prize, and shortlisted for the Retreat West Short Story Prize and Bath Flash Fiction Award. Her story, ‘Tar i Leith’, received nominations for Best of the Net and Best Microfictions 2019. This is her first attempt at a novella-in-flash.