Saturday 18 April 2015

Thank you!

Well, that's it for another issue.

We hope you enjoy the tsunami of words, the torrent of tales, the... the... what's the word?

A huge thank you to everyone who submitted a story. This time around we had to expand beyond our normal 144 story limit (that's one every 10 minutes for 24 hours) and squeeze in an extra few, because there were just too many stories we liked. So, thank you, thank you, thank you.

If you weren't included, don't be disheartened, chances are it was because we were getting a slew of stories on the same subject (a lot of death this time; and vampires) so it may have been just that we had fulfilled our quota of your topic. And we will be back with another journal later in the year, so you can always try again (when the main topics will probably be something random like stoats, or maybe okapi).

And, don't forget, today we have announced the launch of this year's Micro-Fiction Competition and also the opening of submissions for our Anthology, so that's two more opportunities for you to send us your work. (Full details below).

Thanks must also go to the veritable hordes of people who have blogged, tweeted, shared and otherwise spread the word both during the submission period and over the last 24 hours. The waves of support were nearly enough to wash our Flood away. So, thank you all.

And finally, thanks to all the editors - Susan, Susi, Cassandra, Annette and Caroline - and to Tino Prinzi who helped out with some of the logistics. They, like me, do this for no reward other than the joy of sharing flash-fictions. So give them a big hand!

For me, well, it's off to start gearing up for National Flash-Fiction Day (27th June) so no doubt you'll be hearing from me again soon.

Thank you all, and until next time, keep flashing!
Calum Kerr
FlashFlood Editor and Director of National Flash-Fiction Day

2015 Micro-Fiction Competition
Closing Date: Midnight, May 15th, 2015

The National Flash-Fiction Day 100 Word Flash Competition selects the very best from contemporary micro-fiction from all over the world. This year is no different, with the ten winners published in the 2015 NFFD Anthology as well as prizes of books from both NFFD and our sponsors.

To enter, get writing and submit your 100 word flash-fictions and send them to us before midnight on the 15th May.
Full submission guidelines at

2015 Anthology Call for Submissions
Closing Date: Midnight, May 15th, 2015

Once again we are delighted to open ourselves up to submissions for the annual NFFD anthology. This year, our topic is Geography and you should feel free to interpret that however you like. It doesn't have to be set in a classroom, it could be about any place - about a mountain, a valley, a river, a desert, or you could even talk about terminal moraine or drumlins. As long as something geographical is at the heart of your story, we'll be happy

However you care to work with our theme, we want to read your stories. The word limit is 500 words, and you can submit up to 3 stories. Please include them in the email, not as attachments, and follow all the guidelines.

All writers who have a story selected for the anthology will receive a free print copy of the book upon publication.

This year's editors will be the Director of National Flash-Fiction Day, Calum Kerr, and renowned flash-fiction writer, Angi Holden.

To enter, get writing and submit your 500 word flash-fictions on the subject of 'Geography' and send them to us before midnight on the 15th May.
Full submission guidelines at

1 comment:

  1. I had fun reading the many flash-fictions. What fun for a little ole housewife in West Virginia! Thanks to all the writers and to Calum Kerr! You rock my reader socks!


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