Welcome to 2020 National Flash Fiction Day!

celebrating June 22 – the shortest day of the year


All programme events are free – all welcome!

This year, we move our events online as we all continue to look after the health of our communities. Below is a listing of what to expect – watch this space for updates of how to get involved, sign up and enjoy these special events!


Reading series

YouTube reading series – an online reading series at the Flash Frontier YouTube channel, featuring new books, journal editors, youth readers, NFFD judges past and present, Bath novella-in-flash readings, Best Small Fictions, City Chairs and more.  Please sign up to the YouTube channel and see what’s coming next!

Micro Madness – June 1-22 micro readings from our annual international micro competition, with lockdown micros and no-theme micros – two per day!

Book Day –  June 15, celebrating books published in 2020 from around the world!


A series of online panel discussions

The Language of Flash: A Roundtable with Journal Editors Around the World (Saturday, June 13, 9am NZ time) – including:

· Christopher Allen, Smokelong Quarterly (Germany)
· Nuala O’Connor, Splonk (Ireland)
· Grant Faulkner, 100 Words (US)
· Meg Pokrass, New Flash Fiction Review (US)
· Vaughan Rapatahana, Flash Frontier (Aotearoa New Zealand)

Imagination Unbound: Five Women on the Poetic Narrative Form (Sunday, June 14, 4pm NZ time – GMT +12) – including:

· Nod Ghosh, author of Filthy Sucre (Truth Serum Press 2020)
· Diane Brown, author of Every now and then I have another child (OUP 2020)
· Helen Rickerby, author of How to live (AUP 2019)
· Anne Kennedy, author of Moth Hour (AUP 2019)
· Gail Ingram, author of Contents Under Pressure (Pukeko Publishing 2019)

Best Small Fictions and Best Microfictions: an international reading (Saturday, June 20, 9am NZ time – GMT +12): a sampling of readers from the 2020 anthologies

Youth Voices (Sunday, June 21, 9am NZ time – GMT +12) – readings and discussion from youth entrants in the 2020 NFFD youth competiton


the June 22 Online Awards Celebration – livestreamed to you!

Watch this space for more!



Auckland * Christchurch * Dunedin * Northland * Waikato * Wellington

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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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