Thank you very much to all our sponsors who have donated full places, half-price places and contributions, to enable low-income writers to come to the Festival and to all those who have donated raffle prizes. We also thank Ad Hoc Fiction, who for the third year running, has offered for no charge, to design, compile and publish Flash Fiction Festival Three, the anthology of micro fictions produced after the festival.
This year there were four full cost places and two half cost places available at the festival and we are happy now to have awarded them.
Writer Caroline Ward-Vine, winner of the 2019 Costa Short Story Prize, who booked the festival and is now unable to come has also very generously donated her place to a low-income writer.
Hall and Woodhouse, a leading independent regional brewer with an established pub estate of beautiful pubs in great locations across the South of England is sponsoring one full price weekend place at the cost of £250.
Ad Hoc Fiction donated one copy of all books published for a raffle at the January launch of the anthology of Flash Fiction Festival Two and Things Left And Found At The Side Of The Road: Bath Flash Fiction Volume Three. Thanks very much to everyone who bought raffle tickets. We raised £65 and Jude Higgins, our festival director, has topped this up to make a further full place available – £250.
Alex Wilson of Writing Events Bath, a long established organisation that puts on writing events for experienced and beginner writers in Bath, is sponsoring a half price place at the cost of £125.
Bath Short Story Award, which has run a yearly international short story competition since 2013, are sponsoring a half price place at the cost of £125.
Two anonymous writers who sponsored places last year, are again sponsoring one full price place – £250 each.
This year, all funds raised by the festival raffle will be donated to Local Air Ambulances, the charity supported by Hall and Woodhouse, one of our sponsors.
Prizes so far:
- A week’s retreat in the Borgo, Italy, donated by writer Charmaine Wilkerson, who also donated this as a prize for the festival in 2017 and 2018. We’ve linked to Robert Barrett’s post about his week which he won in 2017.
- Donated by Vivian Broughton. A weekend at Tack Cottage, Easterton, Wiltshire. In the countryside near Avebury stone circles and Salisbury Plain.
- £40 of Hall and Woodhouse vouchers to be redeemed at either Hall and Woodhouse restaurant in central Bath or the Boathouse restaurant in Bath.
- Feedback on 30 flash fictions with festival team member, Michael Loveday.
- Six sessions at one of Jude Higgins’ weekly flash fiction writing series in Bath. Or if the time and place is not convenient, six feedback sessions online.
- An online workshop with festival curator, Meg Pokrass.
- Book prizes from Nancy Stohlman, Michelle Elvy, Santino Prinzi, Damhnait Monaghan, Jude Higgins, Tara Laskowski, Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler, Carrie Etter and Nod Ghosh.
- Glass pendants made by Nod Ghosh, similar to the ones pictured here.
- A bottle of special ‘Ad Hoc’ wine donated by one of our sponsors Ad Hoc Fiction.