First up in our lovely 2023 news is that along with Ad Hoc Fiction, we are sponsoring the fifth in-person Flash Fiction Festival weekend, again taking place in Bristol UK, at Trinity College, 14th to 16th July For seasoned and beginner Flash Fiction enthusiasts from around the world. We have 28 flash fiction workshops/talks to choose from, led by well-known flash fiction writers and teachers from the UK, the US, Ireland and Germany, plus flash fiction readings, book launches, bookshop, a Friday daytime flashy fringe fete where there will be fun activites plus authentic paella to order in advance, and a Friday afternoon pre-festival three-hour workshop led by acclaimed writer and teacher Kathy Fish. We also have a bar where Smokelong Quarterly editors Helen Rye and Christopher Allen will be hosting evening karaoke (not to be missed!). The Pokrass Prize for stories of up to 300 words is judged by Meg Pokrass and is open to all those booked.
Booking opened six days ago and places with accommodation included are going fast. We do also have camping options on site. Hope you can come to meet flash fiction friends and make new ones It is very friendly and fun. All details and booking on the website flashfictionfesival.com
And a little later than usual but now available to buy from adhocfiction.com our seventh yearly anthology of flash fictions. Dandelion Years, the title story by Jonaki Ray contains 133 stories from the 2022 Awards. There’s a fantastic array of flash within its covers. The anthology will also be published on Amazon worldwide in the next few days. And anyone from other countries would be advised to buy it from Amazon because of issues with the international postal service in the UK. Thanks to all contributors who are posting pictures of the anthology when it arrives. Here’s a fun one from Tim Craig, whose debut collection was published by Ad Hoc Fiction last year. He had two stories shortlisted and one longlisted in the 2022 Awards and as a result received three copies.
To be in with a chance to have your story published in our 2023 and eighth anthology, don’t forget our 23rd Award closes on 5th February, in less than two weeks time For up to 300 word flash fictions Authors of the 50 longlisted stories are offered publication. Read our interview for tips and other interesting writing advice from our judge, award winning writer, Sudha Balagopal. Results will be out by the end of February.