22 JUNE 2020 – National Flash Fiction Day
The deadline for the 2020 competition has been extended to 30 April.
About National Flash Fiction Day
June 22 is our shortest day of the year — and the day we know and love as National Flash Fiction Day.
The competition this year runs February 15 – April 15. The 2019 judges are prize-winning poet Helen Heath and acclaimed novelist and flash fiction storyteller Sandra Arnold. More on the Competition page.
The youth competition moves in 2020 to an international competition with free entry — curated by the youth journal fingers comma toes.
The 2019 winners can be found here!
NFFD events usually take place in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Northland, Waikato and Wellington. We are in a holding pattern this year, watching news updaes to see how to run the best possible online competition and events to share and celebrate the small form.
Please watch this site as plans for the 2020 celebrations develop. We will still celebrate the national awards, regional awards, micro awards and more — watch this space for updates.
This year, we will also run the sixth annual Micro Madness series, in which 22 micros will be selected to share in June, leading up to our June 22 NFFD celebrations, and three winners will be announced June 20, 21 and 22. The judges of the 2020 Micro Madness competition are Anna Granger (NZ) and Marcelle Heath (US). Previous Micro Madness stories and winners can be found here; the 2016 Tiny Tales series is here.
THE NFFD CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Michelle Elvy (Dunedin)
James Norcliffe (Christchurch)
Vaughan Rapatahana (South Waikato)
Tina Shaw (Taupō)
Tracey Slaughter (Waikato)
Constance Talbot (Wellington)