Friday, 12 May 2017

NFFD 2017 Micro Competition Longlist!

Hello Flash Writers!

Thank you all for your patience. Our annual competition attracts hundreds of entries from across the globe. This year we received nearly 600 entries to our Micro-Fiction competition, which is mindboggling! Wed like to thank you all for entering and sending us such marvellous, tiny tales!

Our special thanks go to our incredible judges: Anne Patterson, Kevlin Henney, Rob Walton, Angela Readman, Tim Stevenson, and Ingrid Jendrzejewski. They’ve done a terrific job reading through all of the competition entries. Compiling a longlist, and then selecting winners, was no easy task.

These are the stories which were voted most highly by a consensus of the judges, making them the best stories out of the entries we received. Congratulations to those listed below, and to those who didn't make it: thank you for taking part and supporting National Flash-Fiction Day. Competition was fierce and we hope you will try again, and possibly take part in the other NFFD activities.

And so, with no further ado, in alphabetical order by title, here are the 27 stories that made the longlist:

‘1961, a snapshotby Kelly Davis
A Dying Fireby Chris Milam
alphaomegalullabylamentby Tony Curtis
As Liquid is Pouredby Sherry Morris
Braveby Catherine Edmunds
Confessionby Alison Wassell
Fawnby Sacha Waldron
Fifth Gradeby Brianna Snow
Fireflies in the Backyardby Kayla Pongrac
Geology of a Girlby Stephanie Hutton
Grown-Upby Alex Recce Abbott
How to Play Pianoby Sherri Turner
Keepsakeby David Mohan
Mangoby Jennifer Harvey
Mass Migrationby Mark Budman
Mermaidsby Sally Syson
Ministry of Quiet Enjoymentby Colin Watts
Peacockingby Mike Scott Thomson
Prince of Sidewalksby Chris Milam
Sistersby Debra Fertig
Still Countingby Sarah-Clare Conlon
The Barley and the Eggsby Simon Sylvester
The Bridgeby Joanna Michalak
The In-Between Hourby Christina Taylor
The Smoking Circleby Alison Wassell
Tinderfoodby Vince Love
When Two Grandfathers Meetby David Mohan

Congratulations again to all who made the longlist. We’re not going to make you wait long to find out who the winners are… Results will be published here tomorrow afternoon!

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