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
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.
Current Issue and Upcoming Deadlines
July 2014: National Flash Fiction Day special issue featuring winning stories from this year’s competition (no submissions)
September 2014 (international issue): falling (deadline 31 August). Guest Editor: Christopher Allen.
November 2014 (special New Zealand issue): heroes (deadline 31 October)
December 2014 (international issue): theme TBA
Announcing Flash Frontier’s 2013 Pushcart Prize nominations
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
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
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
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