Flash Addicts

How, when and why did writers from around the world become addicted to Flash Fiction?
Two or more writers are featured each month of the series. Check out our programme page for the exact times they are reading and talking about their journey into writing flash fiction. Some, like E E Rhodes and Sage Tyrtle, our first ‘addicts’ have only been writing since 2020. Others longer. I think everyone is hooked!

March 27th Flash Addicts

Electra Rhodes

E.E. Rhodes is an archaeologist who lives in Worcestershire. She writes a mix of CNF, short story, prose poetry and flash. She was a winner in the Urban Tree Festival ‘Canopy’ Flash Fiction competition in 2020 with her first piece of flash. In 2021 she won both The Phare ‘Write Words’ Short Story prize and The Intrepid Times ‘Reunions’ Travel Writing contest. Her work has been published in a dozen anthologies, has placed in thirty competitions, and has been widely published. She began writing original fiction and creative non-fiction in 2020.

Sage Tyrtle

Sage Tyrtle is a storyteller whose stories have been featured on NPR, CBC, and PBS. She is a Moth GrandSLAM winner. Her work is available or upcoming in Mslexia, Reflex, and Pithead Chapel. Her flash fiction ‘East Germany, 1979’ was recently selected by judge, Charmaine Wilkerson for the shortlist in the Bath Flash Fiction Award, February, 2021.

April 24th Flash Addicts: All the Editors of Fractured Lit magazine share their journeys and talk about the magazine

Amy Barnes

Amy Barnes has words at sites including: FlashBack Fiction, Popshot Quarterly, Flash Fiction Magazine, X-Ray Lit, Stymie Lit, No Contact Mag, Streetcake Magazine, JMMW, The Molotov Cocktail, Lucent Dreaming, TunaFish Journal, Reckon Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, Flash Frog, Janus Literary, Leon Review, Lunate Fiction, Rejection Lit, Perhappened, Cabinet of Heed, Spartan Lit, and others. Her work has been listed at NFFD, Reflex Press (3rd place), Retreat West, Bath Flash Fiction, and TSS Publishing and nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best Microfictio. She’s a Fractured Lit Associate Editor and reads for CRAFT, Taco Bell Quarterly, NFFD, Retreat West, The MacGuffin, and Narratively. Her flash collection Mother Figures is forthcoming at ELJ Editions, Ltd. in summer, 2021

K.B. Carle

K.B. Carle lives and writes outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the Associate Editor at Fractured Lit. and Editor at FlashBack Fiction. Her stories have appeared in No Contact Magazine, Passages North, Porcupine Literary, Apiary Magazine, Jellyfish Review, and have been nominated for Best Small Fictions and the Pushcart Prize. Her story, Soba, was one of the winners of Sundress Publications’ 2020 Best of the Net Anthology Twitter @kbcarle.

Tommy Dean

Tommy Dean lives in Indiana with his wife and two children. He is the author of a flash fiction chapbook entitled Special Like The People on TV and Covenants (ELJ Editions, 2021). He is the Editor at Fractured Lit. He has been previously published in the Bending Genres, Atticus Review, The Lascaux Review, New World Writing, Pithead Chapel, and New Flash Fiction Review. His story “You’ve Stopped” was included in Best Microfiction 2019 and the Best Small Fiction 2019. He won the 2019 Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction. Find him @TommyDeanWriter.

May 29th Flash Addicts Anita Goveas from London, UK is sharing her journey into flash, along with Jason Jackson from Bristol, UK. Anita Goveas is British-Asian, London-based, and fuelled by strong coffee and paneer jalfrezi. She was first published in the 2016 London Short Story Prize anthology, most recently in Sans Press. She’s on the editorial team at Flashback Fiction, an editor at Mythic Picnic’s Twitter zine, and tweets erratically @coffeeandpaneer Her debut flash collection, Families and other natural disasters, is available from Reflex Press. More stories on her website

Jason Jackson

Jason Jackson’s prize-winning fiction appears regularly in print and online. In 2021 ‘Apple-Fall’ won the Retreat West Flash Fiction competition, ‘What Comes Next’ was awarded second place in The Phare’s inaugural Writewords competition, and ‘Next-Door Charlie and Carol in Winter’ was shortlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award. Jason is also a photographer, and his prose/photography hybrid work The Unit is published by A3 Press. Follow Jason on Twitter @jj_fiction

June 26th Flash Addicts. June 26th is National Flash Fiction Day UK’s Tenth Anniversary. We are hosting a special Flash Addicts half an hour with the directors of National Flash Fiction Day: Diane Simmons, Ingrid Jendrzjewski and Santino Prinzi. They will be describing NFFD’s ten year journey from when it was founded in 2011 by Calum Kerr and they’ll read a few stories from some of the NFFD anthologies.

Diane Simmons

Diane Simnons is a co-director of Flash Fiction Festivals, UK and a co-director of National Flash Fiction Day. She studied creative writing with The Open University, has been a reader for the international Bath Short Story Award, an editor for FlashFlood and has judged several flash competitions including Flash 500, Micro Madness and NFFD Micro. Widely published and anthologised, she has been placed in numerous short story and flash competitions. Finding A Way, her debut flash collection on the theme of grief, was published by Ad Hoc Fiction in February 2019 and was shortlisted in the Best Short Story Collection category of the 2019 Saboteur Awards. Her novella-in-flash, An Inheritance was published with V.Press in 2020 and shortlisted in the Novella category of the Saboteur Awards in 2020. Her novella-in-flash Top Table was shortlisted in the Retreat West Novelette Award in 2021.

Ingrid Jendrzejewski

Ingrid Jendrzejewski is a co-director of National Flash Fiction Day. She currently serves as the Editor in Chief of FlashBack Fiction, and a flash editor at JMWW, and has served as both non-fiction editor and editor-in-chief of the Evansville Review. She has published over 100 shortform pieces and has won multiple flash fiction competitions, including the Bath Flash Fiction Award and the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize for Flash Fiction. Her short collection Things I Dream About When I’m Not Sleeping was a runner up for BFFA’s first Novella-in-Flash competition. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Vestal Review’s VERA Award, and multiple times for Best Small Fictions.

Santino Prinzi

Santino Prinzi is a Co-Director of National Flash Fiction Day in the UK and one of the founding organisers of the annual Flash Fiction Festival, His full-length flash fiction collection This Alone Could Save Us was published in July, 2020 by Ad Hoc Fiction. His flash fiction pamphlet, There’s Something Macrocosmic About All of This (2018), is available from V-Press, and his short flash collection, Dots and other flashes of perception (2016), from The Nottingham Review Press. His work has been selected for the Best Small Fictions 2019 anthology, and he has received nominations for the Best of the Net, the Pushcart Prize, the Best British and Irish Flash Fiction, and the Best Microfiction anthology. His stories have been published or are forthcoming in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Jellyfish Review, 100-Word Story, Bath Flash Fiction Award anthologies, National Flash Fiction Day antholSmokeLong Quarterly,ogies, Reflex Fiction, and others. Twitter (@tinoprinzi).

In July and August, we are hearing from Flash Legends!

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