22 JUNE 2020 – National Flash Fiction Day

NFFD_Type_Quill_logoJune 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 will take place in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Northland, Waikato and Wellington. Find an event near you to celebrate national awards, regional awards, micro awards, guest readers 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. Previous Micro Madness stories and winners can be found here; the 2016 Tiny Tales series is here.



Michelle Elvy (Dunedin)

James Norcliffe (Christchurch)

Vaughan Rapatahana (South Waikato)

Tina Shaw (Taupō)

Tracey Slaughter (Waikato)

Constance Talbot (Wellington)


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