Thank you to everyone who entered the British Fantasy Society Flash Fiction Competition! Entries came in steadily from the minute the comp was announced, right up until 23:51 on the closing date – some people like to push deadlines to their limits, don’t they! There was an excellent selection of horror, fantasy and sci-fi and although some followed tried and tested routes, there were some quite unusual stories in there too.
So, without further ado, I give you the longlist…
|A Little Light Relief||Zoe Gilbert|
|Death’s Door||Keith B Walters|
|Fire-Breathing Hazard||Mikey Jackson|
|No Photos, Please||Ailsa Abraham|
|Saving the Planet||Juliet Boyd|
|Single Malt||Oliver Barton|
|The Changelings||Karl A Russell|
|The Has-Been||Kristina England|
|The Jar over the Edge||Kevlin Henney|
|The Kracken||Mark Ethridge|
|The Montclair Redoubt||Jack Hughes|
|The West Wind’s Daughter||Melissa Osburn|
|World on Fire||Miranda Kate|
Well done to everyone who got this far – competition was tough and it was difficult to pick only 20 of you. Commiserations to those who didn’t make the list, but please don’t be disheartened – as I’ve said before, judging is a very subjective process, and the standard of entries was very high.
The Shortlist of 10 will be announced on Tuesday 18th June, winners on National Flash Fiction Day – 22nd June.