Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 16 Is National Flash Fiction Day in the UK - Join In!

Image from http://nationalflashfictionday.co.uk

Here's the website for more info. on  National Flash Fiction Day.

Why not make it international and join the fun? Just post a piece of flash fiction on May 16. Tweet it, google it, stumble it.

What's flash fiction? A complete story, 1000 words or less. Any topic, any genre. A surprise ending is common, but not absolutely necessary. Just try to create a story that's compact, powerful, thought-provoking, beautiful, spare - often the best part is leaving something to the reader's imagination. Check out the National Flash fiction day site, browse this blog for examples, click on the I Write Friday Flash badge on my sidebar to find other flash fiction writers at FFDO, search hashtags like #NFFD #flashfiction and #FridayFlash on twitter, or browse through my blogroll - there are a bunch of fine writers there as well.

Good luck, and hope to see lots of flash appearing!
Added notes from Calum Kerr at NFFD:  The anthology produced from Flash-Fiction South West - Kissing Frankenstein and Other Stories - is also now available to order from Lulu. 53 wonderful flash-fictions from all over the West Country. What more could you want? Best go and order now..

 The first actual proper event for NFFD will happen on the day before - 15th May - in Shrewsbury. So if you're nearby, or can be, get yourself along and be one of the first to celebrate National Flash-Fiction Day! (http://www.nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/midlands.html)

Calum Kerr
Director, National Flash-Fiction Day
on Twitter a@nationalflashfd

National Flash-Fiction Day 2012 is proud to be funded by Arts Council England.


  1. Ooh, I didn't even know there was such a day! Thanks for the heads-up.

  2. I saw it somewhere earlier, thanks for reminding me about it.
    They seem to have some close competitions too.

  3. Love it and REALLY love the graphic. Off to schedule a post. Thanks!!

  4. shared it out for you, Li. Guess I'll join in as well. Thanks.

  5. Making the rounds after the A to Z Challenge to say hello! I didn't know there was a national Flash Fiction day. Cool!


  6. I'm SOOO excited, I got my flash fiction, The Taxi Ride, accepted for the Flash Flood on May 16th. http://nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/flashflood.html

    Thanks for alerting me to this!

    1. Very cool Donna, looking forward to reading it. I'll have one on their site as well called "Final Performance" as well as a flash (haven't written it yet) here on the blog :-)

  7. Oh no, I hadn't known that! But, in honour of the day, maybe I can do so flash editing :-)

  8. Hi Lisa! Thank you for your recent visit to my blog to check out my Reflections Post.