Current Issue and Upcoming Deadlines

September 2014 (international issue): falling. Guest Editor: Christopher Allen.

November 2014 (special New Zealand issue): heroes (deadline 31 October)

December 2014 (international issue): no regrets (deadline 30 November). Guest Editor: Owen Marshall.


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.

Congratulations, Nod Ghosh!


2013 Flash Frontier Summer Writing Award (December 2013)
We are pleased to announce the 2013 Summer Writing Award, which goes to Rebecca Simons. Rececca’s flashes have appeared in many of our issues since the beginning of this journal. You can read her most recent stories in the August, October and December 2013 issues, and her October story, ‘Gone to Sea’, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Rebecca’s style is noticeable for its compact appearance on the page, and for the way each story implies a lifetime of reality (pain, conflict, love — whatever the reality may be). We admire her for her consistency and her devotion to the form, and for the way she seeks to layer characters and their histories in such a small space.
Congratulations to Rebecca Simons!


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

With Flash Frontier editors at Flash Fiction World  and at Six Questions

Sally Houtman in the Fictionaut Five series

Michelle Elvy in Christopher Allen’s expat author series

Tim Jones with Rachel J Fenton

3 thoughts on “Announcements

  1. I have been able to enjoy Sally’s writing for years. It is so exciting that others now have that same opportunity!

  2. I adore Sally’s writing! Congratulations Sally ~ Way to go! You’re an inspiration to me!

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