Flash Frontier March news

March issue of Flash Frontier!

We’re happy to send this PASIFIKA issue out into the world, guest edited by Vaughan Rapatahana and Teoti Jardine. Thank you to our discerning guest editors for the time and care they put into reading for this issue. We also thank Vaughan Rapatahana for sharing his dual language work, E ngaro taku ringa with readers this month.

In these pages you’ll find stories and artwork from around the Pacific, plus feature interviews with NZ Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh, Niue visual artist and poet John Pule and Ora Nui editor and writer Anton Blank. We also include interviews with this year’s NFFD judges Sue Wootton and Tracey Slaughter, youth judges Patrick Pink and Tim Jones, and the te reo Māori category judge Vaughan Rapatahana.

National Flash Fiction Day

New Zealand writers! Please see the National Flash Fiction Day page for competition rules. Writers may submit work in English or Māori this year, and there are categories for adult and youth. Competition is open through April 30. Big cash prizes and awards taking place across Aotearoa New Zealand!

Flash Frontier in April and May

Looking ahead, the next issues of Flash Frontier include:

  • April (a NZ issue): FLORA AND FAUNA, guest edited by Rachel Smith and Nod Ghosh
  • June (international issue): NEW ORLEANS, guest edited by Pia Z. Ehrhardt and Paula Morris, deadline May 31

Micro Madness

Finally, we are pleased to announce the opening of the Micro Madness competition, as of April 1. Submissions can be sent via email to Flash Frontier (flashfrontier@gmail.com) through May 15. Please include in the subject line Micro Madness.

Writers may send up to three micros, each no longer than 100 words (excluding title). Judges this year are Christopher Allen and Jac Jenkins. Submissions are free and all are welcome!

Winners will be announced June 22 at the National Flash Fiction Day events — and the top 22 works will be shared online June 1-22, a story a day. Readers can view past years’ micros here.

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