• National Flash Fiction Day winners 2021

      Announcing… the NFFD winners — all titles and authors are posted here!  Susan Wardell — 1st Catherine Trundle — 2nd Sophia Wilson — 3rd Melanie Dixon — Highly Commended Vera Dong — Highly Commended Tim Saunders — Highly Commended and the MICRO MADNESS winners, posted each day June 01 – 22 here!  Congratulations to Tom O’Brien […]

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  • Reflex Press – submissions open for Flash Fiction

    Autumn 2021 – Open for Entries Prizes: £1,200 first, £600 second, £300 third, £150 fourth (approx. $1,700, $850, $425, $215) Deadline: 31 August 2021 Entry fee: Choose your own! Judge: Emma Neale   Entry Form   Please use the entry form below for your flash fiction submissions. Please read the Rules before submi tting your entry. If you […]

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  • Announcing the 2021 Flash Fiction longlist

    Writers: please share the news if your title is on the Long List, but please do not share which story is yours while the judges are still deliberating. Thank you!  alphabetically by title:   A Moth in the Clementines Alan Recuperating on a Bed of Rabbits Centripetal Force Cloud Storage Cows Doing the Math Encounter […]

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  • A Reflection on 18 months as NZSA President: “A call-out to all writers: come gather round, we need your support . . . “

    BY MANDY HAGER    MAY 4, 2021     I’ve been a member of NZSA for around 30 years, joining before I published my first book, filled with pride when I could transition from ‘associate’ to ‘full’ membership. Although health and time constraints have meant I’ve rarely attended branch meetings or events, I’ve always read the […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day 2021 is open now for entries through to 30 April!  

      NFFD 2021 is open through 30 April!   Submit your best 300-word stories!    See an interview with the judges for the 2021 competition: Rachel Smith speaks with Diane Brown and Paula Morris. Coming soon: an interview with youth judge Kerry Lane. The youth competition moved in 2020 to an international competition with free entry – curated by the youth journal fingers comma toes.  All youth writers […]

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  • 2021 PAGE & BLACKMORE SHORT STORY COMPETITION – NZSA Top of South – now open

    2021 PAGE & BLACKMORE SHORT STORY COMPETITION   in association with NZSA TOP OF THE SOUTH BRANCH   The 2021 Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition is open for entries. This national short story competition is jointly sponsored by Nelson’s Page & Blackmore Booksellers and NZSA Top of the South Branch, with prizes awarded half as […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day 2021 is OPEN

    NFFD 2021 is open!  The competition runs February 15 – April 15. Submit your best 300-word stories!   The judges for the 2021 competition are acclaimed poet Diane Brown and prize-winning novelist, essayist and anthologist Paula Morris.   The youth competition moved in 2020 to an international competition with free entry – guest judged in 2021 by poet Kerry Lane and curated by the youth journal fingers comma toes.  All youth writers welcome! Note […]

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  • LONGLIST ANNOUNCED – 2020 National Flash Fiction Day

    Winners – Congratulations to the 2020 longlist  2020 National Flash Fiction Day Announcing the 2020 Long Lists! Please go here for the 2020 Youth Long List. Congratulations, all! Please share your news but refrain from noting your title while the judges are still deliberating.  (alphabetical by title) A sniper’s memoir All aboard Anzac on Albert St Astronauts […]

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  • Announcing the National Flash Fiction Day 2020 online programme

     NFFD NZ moves online this year! Our big day of celebrating the shortest form will still take place and include a series of readings, interviews and prize-givings. You will find new videos posted at the Flash Frontier YouTube channel — please subscribe and follow new happenings in the flash world!  Here’s what you can expect: Today you will find […]

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  • 100 NZ Stories, 100 Days: author starts short story campaign

    Northland author and NZSA member Michael Botur has launched a programme of publishing short stories every day for the next 100 days on social media and is encouraging other Kiwi writers to do the same. Botur said the #100NZStories100days campaign doesn’t hinge on any significant date. Rather, it’s about keeping short fiction writing in the […]

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  • WELCOME TO THE 2019 NFFD COMPETITION – 5 days to go

    Send your best 300-word story * Cash prizes * Adult and Youth competitions Adult (19+) First Prize: $1000 Second Prize: $400 Third Prize: $100* Judges: Siobhan Harvey and Lloyd Jones Youth (18 and under) First Prize: $200 Second Prize: $100 Third Prize: $50 Judges: Eirlys Hunter and Gail Ingram Winners will be announced June 22 at the National Flash Fiction Day […]

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  • National Flash Fiction Day Celebrations – 22 June

    National Flash Fiction Day Celebrations 22 June 2018 in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Kawakawa Guest speakers include Sue Wootton, Vaughan Rapatahana, Patrick Pink, Tim Jones, Jac Jenkins, Jennifer Lane and Wellington Mayor, Justin Lester Flash fiction and micros NFFD Awards – Regional Awards Spot prizes Listen to the winning stories from the 2018 NFFD competitions. All […]

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