Between the covers of this unique, diverse and surprising anthology, edited by Tania Hershman, are 75 short short stories or flash fictions that have won first prize in flash fiction contests around the world. Stories in all shapes, genres and voices; stories encapsulated in one paragraph or unfolding over several pages; stories told in one breathless sentence or in numbered sections; stories as letter, as play, as internet search results; stories that will leave you wondering how whole worlds can be created in such small spaces. Dip in and discover that there is no “formula” for a winning story, there are at least 75 different ways to seize a competition judge’s attention and never let it go.
Competitions whose winners are showcased include: the Bath Flash Fiction Award, the Bridport and Fish Publishing Prizes, SmokeLong Quarterly, Mslexia, The Forge, Retreat West, Reflex Fiction, Flash 500, Flash Frog and many more, by writers such as Kit de Waal, Rosie Garland, Sarah Hilary, Elisabeth Ingram Wallace, Jude Brewer and David Swann.
All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to charities combatting fuel poverty in the UK. No-one should have to choose between heating their home and heating their food.
Kathryn Aldridge-Morris, Gail Anderson, Jack Barker-Clark, Zoe Barkham, Laurie Bolger, Andrew Boulton, Melissa Bowers, Sharon Boyle, Jude Brewer, Peter Burns, Claire Carroll, Matthew Castle, Kim Catanzarite, Kevin Cheeseman, Tim Craig, Kit de Waal, Emily Devane, Monica Dickson, Dara Yen Elerath, Abby Feden, Jeremy Galgut, Frances Gapper, Jo Gatford, Rosie Garland, Vanessa Gebbie, Lucy Goldring, Tania Hershman, Sarah Hilary, Sara Hills, Marissa Hoffmann, Patrick Holloway, Mary-Jane Holmes, Barbara Kuessner Hughes, Vicki Jarrett, Gaynor Jones, Louise J Jones, Taria Karillion, Ida Keogh, Brenden Layte, Cathy Lennon, D. Brody Lipton, Michael Logan, Rosaleen Lynch, Fiona McKay, Pauline Masurel, Sherry Morris, Rachel O’Cleary, Valerie O’Riordan, Gillian O’Shaughnessy, Phil Olsen, Sam Payne, Doug Ramspeck, Angela Readman, Electra Rhodes, Jane Roberts, Iain Rowan, Nicholas Ruddock, Iona Rule, Helen Rye, Bean Sawyer, Seamus Scanlon, Bernadette M Smyth, Brianna Snow, David Swann, Dri Chiu Tattersfield, Sharon Telfer, Elisabeth Ingram Wallace, Rob Walton, Terry Warren, Rowena Warwick, Mandy Wheeler, Joanna Will, Jo Withers, Alison Woodhouse
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