There’s a lot going on this February! Our 20th Award for flash fictions of 300 words or under ends this week, Sunday 6th February. And for intrepid last minute writers, the Last Minute Club with badges for late entrants opens on the final day. Writer and editor, Karen Jones is judge for this round. You can see what particularly appeals to her and get some great tips in our interview. There’s a prize fund of £1460. Results are out by the end of February. And all longlisted authors are offered publication in our end of year anthology.
The launch of Snow Crow the 2021 Bath Flash Fiction Award is this Friday, 4th February. Many of the winners, commended and some writers of listed stories from the 135 in the book will be reading their brilliant pieces. If you would like to come, write to jude (at) adhocfiction (dot) com for a link.
The longlist for the 6th Novella in Flash Award will be announced later this month. The judge is Michelle Elvy, a New Zealand based writer, editor for Best Small Fictions and founder of the long established literary online magazine, Flash Frontier. Ad Hoc. Final results out in April.
The Fourth of our second series of online flash fiction festival days, The Great Flash Fiction Throw Down takes place on Saturday February 26th with workshops from Nancy Stohlman, Farhana Shaikh, Matt Kendrick, Jude Higgins and Meg Pokrass and Jeff Friedmann. Plus readings. The festival contest where you can win a mug and £30 is judged by Sage Tyrtle. Only £30 for the whole day with videos sent afterwards.
And, Very Exciting News! The fourth in-person Flash Fiction Festival, sponsored by Bath Flash Fiction Award and Ad Hoc Fiction is opening for bookings this Thursday 3rd February. The event takes place in the wonderfully located Trinity College, Bristol, glimpsed here in the picture. 8-10th July 2022. We’ve a fantastic line up of workshops and panels over the weekend. Often four running in parallel for people to choose from. Presenters leading workshops are: KathyFish, Nancy Stohlman, Christopher Allen, K B Carle, K. M. Elkes, Karen Jones, Nuala O’Connor, Vanessa Gebbie, Carrie Etter, Jude Higgins, Hannah Storm, Deb Tomkins, Judy Darley, Alison Woodhouse, Emily Devane and Sharon Telfer, Tim Craig, Alison Woodhouse. Stephanie Carty, Electra Rhodes, Michael Loveday, Diane Simmons and Johanna Robinson, Susmita Bhattacharya, Ingrid Jendrzejewski. Lovely meals from a Bristol based caterer, bookshop, readings and karaoke in the bar! We plan to offer an online component to the Festival also. More details on flashfictionfestival.com tomorrow (Feb 3rd)
Finally, Ad Hoc Fiction our short short fiction press is working on four books, two more novellas in flash; the Flash Fiction Festival Anthology Four from all the online days up until January and the guide book on writing a Novella in Flash by Michael Loveday. All out in early Spring.