Current Issue and Upcoming Deadlines
April 2015 (international issue): iron (deadline 31 March 2015). Guest Editor: Tim Jones.
June 2015 (New Zealand issue): shadows (deadline 31 May 2015). Editors: Michelle Elvy and James Norcliffe.
July 2015: National Flash Fiction Day special featuring winning stories from the 2015 competition.
September 2015 (international issue): the science issue (deadline 31 August 2015). Guest Editors: Kathy Fish and Tania Hershman.
November 2015 (New Zealand issue): theme tba (deadline 31 October 2015).
December 2015 (international issue): theme tba (deadline 30 November 2015)
Jane Swan featured in forthcoming international flash anthology
Congratulations to Jane Swan, whose Flash Frontier story ‘Eat Beetroot’ has been selected for inclusion in the forthcoming international anthology, Best Small Fictions, edited by Robert Olen Butler and published by Queen’s Ferry Press. Flash Frontier editors nominated five stories from our 2014 pages for this anthology — including works by Nod Ghosh, Patrick Pink, Emma Shi and Elizabeth Morton.
More about the anthology and a finalist list can be found here. The anthology will be published in September 2015.
Announcing Flash Frontier’s 2014 Pushcart Prize nominations (Dec 2014)
A hearty congratulations to the nominees for the 2014 Pushcart Prize. We thank the following writers for their excellent contributions to our pages:
2014 Flash Frontier Summer Writing Award (December 2014)
Congratulations to Auckland area writer Patrick Pink for winning the 2014 Flash Frontier Summer Writing Award. Patrick’s stories have been featured in every issue of Flash Frontier since June — when his National Flash Fiction Day story, ‘Affirmation’, was the first flash he ever had published. Since then, Patrick has taken a bold and playful road, and each of his stories reflects his desire to experiment and find new expressions in flash. We applaud this writer for paying close attention to detail and tone — and we encourage him to keep going with his flash play. You can find Patrick’s latest story in the December 2014 issue of Flash Frontier.
We thank Jason Books in Auckland for supporting Flash Frontier and sponsoring this year’s writing awards series.
Announcing Flash Frontier’s 2014 Best of the Net nominations (Sept 2014)
Congratulations to the following writers/stories for their nominations by the editors for the 2014 Best of the Net Awards:
Helen Moat, Five Knots
Jane Swan, Eat Beetroot
2014 NFFD Competition Winners!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 National Flash Fiction Day competition, whose stories are published in the July 2014 issue of Flash Frontier. Also a feature page with judges Frankie McMillan and Mary McCallum.
2014 Flash Frontier Winter Writing Award (June 2014)
Congratulations to Christchurch writer Nod Ghosh for winning the 2014 Flash Frontier Winter Writing Award. Nod has been featured in every issue of Flash Frontier this year, and many in previous years as well. Nod’s writing is always experimental and unique, pushing the boundaries of form and perspective. She is not afraid to take risks, and there is an energy and element of surprise that is distinctive to her work. Nod is an enthusiastic and sophisticated flash fiction writer. We applaud the innovation in her writing and the care she puts into her stories. You can find Nod’s latest story opening the June 2014 issue of Flash Frontier.
Announcing Flash Frontier’s 2013 Pushcart Prize nominations (Dec 2013)
A hearty congratulations to the nominees for the 2013 Pushcart Prize. We thank the following writers for their excellent contributions to our pages:
Announcing Flash Frontier’s 2013 Best of the Net nominations (Sept 2013)
Congratulations to the following writers/stories for their nominations by the editors for the 2013 Best of the Net Awards:
Jaclyn Bergamino, Cicadas
Sally Houtman, The seasons, it is said
Announcing Flash Frontier’s 2013 Winter Award (June 2013)
Rachel Fenton is the winner of Flash Frontier’s 2013 Winter Award for excellence in writing. Rachel’s work embraces experimentation and risks and explores the ways flash fiction can be one of the most expressive forms on the page. Her stories have appeared many times at Flash Frontier, and each time they surprise and delight. We applaud Rachel for the way in which she approaches writing with a sense of humour and a sense of the challenges inherent in the flash fiction form.
Congratulations to Rachel Fenton!
2012 Pushcart Prize nominees (Dec 2012)
We’re pleased to announce that six stories were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2012. Congratulations to the following Flash Frontier contributors:
Sally Houtman, The sky on that day (March)
Tim Jones, Aftermath (April)
Jac Jenkins, Thin Places (May)
Martin Porter, Splinters (May)
Kathryn Jenkins, Leaving (July)
Leah McMenamin, Wanderings (July)
More on the Pushcart Prize can be found here.
Fourth Quarter 2012 Award: Vivienne Merrill
Vivienne Merrill is the winner of Flash Frontier’s fourth quarterly award. Her stories include a variety of approaches to flash fiction, and range in topic — from domestic disharmony to mythical mysteries. We’ve been continuously impressed by her submissions, and her willingness to approach the themes with creativity and warmth. We were glad to see her stories time and again in 2012.
Congratulations to Vivienne Merrill, fourth quarter award winner.
First Quarter 2012 Award: Matthew Zela
Second Quarter 2012 Award: Sally Houtman
Third Quarter 2012 Award: Anonymous_Author©
More, in interviews
Sally Houtman in the Fictionaut Five series
Michelle Elvy in Christopher Allen’s expat author series
Tim Jones with Rachel J Fenton