Micro-Fiction Competition 2013
We received nearly 450 entries for our competition this year, and the standard was amazingly high. Choosing just 10 winners was incredibly difficult, but the judges managed it in the end.
So, without any further fanfare, the winners - and their stories - are...
First Prize: 'A Handful' by Tim Stevenson
Second Prize: 'Spinning' by Oliver Barton
Third Prize: 'X' by Amy Mackelden
'Lost For Words' by Andrea Mullaney
'My Grandad was Roy Rogers' by Anouska Huggins
'Dot to Dot man' by Alison Wells
'Slather' by Clare Kirwan
'The Gradual Discovery of Loss' by Eva Holland
'All Light' by Alan Beard
'India' by Joanna Campbell
Congratulations to all of them!
The prizes below have been kindly donated by Salt Publishing, Comma Press and Gumbo Press, plus copies of Jawbreakers the NFFD2012 anthology.
In addition, the winning stories will be used in the publicity material for NFFD2013 and, we hope, in a second anthology to appear in June.
And the judges this year were:
- Cathy Bryant - flash-fictioneer, poet, editor, and winner of the 2012 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for bad writing.
- Tom Gillespie - flash-fictioneer, lecturer, and author of the novel Painting by Numbers (2012)
- Kevlin Henney - all round fiction-writer, and winner of the 2012 NFFD Flash-Fiction Slam in Oxford.
- Emma Lannie - widely published and respected flash-fictioneer, with a story in the recent collection Overheard, from Salt.
- Kirsty Logan - writer, editor and all round literary person.
- Angela Readman - a poet, a flash-fictioneer, and not just that but also the winner of this competition last year.