Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Jawbreakers

I'm chuffed to bits that my flash, 'Dinghy', will be in the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, Jawbreakers, along with other commissioned pieces from the likes of Jen Campbell, Ali Smith, Vanessa Gebbie, Tania Hershman and Valerie O'Riordan. Then there's the pieces selected by the editors, by Sara Crowley and Martha Williams and many more. Plus the winners of the Micro-Fiction Contest which I helped to judge. It's a terrific collection showcasing what makes flash fiction so amazing to write, and read. Jawbreakers will be published in May. National Flash Fiction Day is May 16.

Oddly enough, this is the second time I'll be appearing a flash fiction anthology that includes a short Rebus story, Fieldwork, by Ian Rankin. So there's a crime writing connection too.

The full list of flashes and their authors is here. For latest news, follow @NationalFlashFD on Twitter, or use the hashtag #NFFD. Special thanks and congratulations to the tirelessly enthusiastic brains behind #NFFD, Calum Kerr. He's promised himself a break in a padded cell after May 16 to recover, but I'm hoping I might persuade him and some of the others involved to collaborate on a Quick Guide to Flash Fiction Contests, as the interest out there is at an all-time high. Drop me a line if you're able/willing to help.



6 comments:

Jessica said...

Congratulations - I'm looking forward to reading all of the stories :)

Sarah Hilary said...

Congrats to you too - I think I saw your name there?

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Just been reading the pdf - much enjoyed your story! xx

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, V, and ditto! xx

Derek said...

That's great news - well done Sarah. Do you approach writing flash fiction differently to longer pieces?

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Derek. Yes I do approach Flash Fiction differently. There's quite a good description of how I do it, over at my interview for Killer Heels, here:

http://writermels.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/flashbang.html