Welcome to 2018 National Flash Fiction Day!

celebrating June 22 — the shortest day of the year

Events this year across Aotearoa — we look forward to seeing you in June! 

Free and open to all!

This space will be updated as events unfold.



Auckland: Jessie Puru

Jessie PuruJessie Puru is a Māori/Pākehā writer and solo mother who grew up in South Auckland. In 2017, Jessie graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) from Manukau Institute of Technology. In the same year, her story Three Dresses was shortlisted for the NFFD competition. She is currently working on her first collection of poems. Jessie’s work has been published journals including Ika, Landfall, Blackmail Press, Flash Frontier and Poetry Magazine (US).

Contact Jessie at:


Christchurch: Brindi Joy


Brindi Joy has lived in Seattle, Denver, New Orleans and currently Christchurch, where she makes the most of the mountains and the sea. Her fiction has appeared in Landfall, JAAM, Leaving the Red Zone: An Anthology of Earthquake Poetry, Sweet As: Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories, the Christchurch Press, Flash Frontier, Takahē and will appear in the upcoming anthology Bonsai. Brindi was the Canterbury Regional Winner in the 2012 National Flash Fiction Day Award. This is her fifth year supporting the Canterbury Flash Fiction Day event.

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Dunedin: Iona WinterIMG_3030

Iona Winter (Waitaha/Kāi Tahu) lives in Waikouaiti, Otago. In 2017 her fiction was anthologised with Bath Flash FictionNottingham PeacebuildersPacific MonstersElbow RoomCentum Press, and Ora Nui. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including: Flash Frontier, Reflex Fiction, Headland and Corpus. Iona is passionate about representing Aotearoa in her work, and exploring the intersection between written and spoken word.

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Northland: Katherine Derrick
Wellington: Constance Talbot



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    • Hello, Sue — Please send a note to our email account (on the Home page) and also to Flash Frontier (flashfrontier [at] gmail [dot] com, and we’ll keep you informed. Thanks for your interested from the NFFD team.

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