Best British and Irish Flash Fiction 2018-2019

Best British & Irish Flash Fiction 2018-2019

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TSS Publishing is proud to present our list of the very best fifty British and Irish Flash Fiction (BIFFY50) 2018-2019.

With huge thanks to our four editors:

Rebecca Williams, Neil Campbell, Elisabeth Ingram Wallace, and Barbara Byar.

Each editor read widely across the last twelve months and their report will be published next week.

The list comprises:

50 flash fiction
40+ authors
25+ journals

Authors have been listed alphabetically, by first name.

Many congratulations to all those who made the list, including the authors, editors, and publishers of these works. We’re delighted to support the thriving Flash Fiction community.


Breaking News Just South of Alice SpringAlicia Bakewell
When Where Doesn’t Matter Alva Holland
Various Histories of Sea SerpentsAnita Goveas
You WillAnne O’Leary
BouncersBarbara Robinson
DomesticBelinda Rimmer
Our FeatherCheryl Pearson
Exchange RateChloe Banks
Secrets Blood and PaintChloe Smith
Boîte FantômeChris Stanley
AlligatorChristopher M Drew
The NeverlandsDamhnait Monaghan
FoolDanny Beusch
The Big Strip TeaseDonna L Greenwood
Skyscraper WomanEmma Hutton
The Real Jazz BabyFiona J Mackintosh
The Chemistry of Living ThingsFiona J Mackintosh
SweetnessFrances Gapper
Devil MoonGary Duncan
Al Fine/To The EndGaynor Jones
The Pelt CollectorGaynor Jones
You’ll Meet Me ThereHelen McClory
Wild Spanish BoarJason Jackson
As Beautiful as Blackberry PickingJason Jackson
Are We Nearly There?Jude Higgins
Small MerciesKaren Jones
Nostalgia is a Blow-up DollKatie Lodge
MintursolKristin Bonilla
Little BirdLaure van Rensburg
Or HatsLinda Grierson-Irish
Second Best RoomLisette Auton
200 years ago we would have been dead by nowLouise Mangos
From the Monkey BarsLydia Unsworth
LadybirdMary Thompson
The Vague Sounds of LifeMary Thompson
Something in the MomentMatt Hutchinson
BullseyeMeg Pokrass
PiggishMeg Pokrass
Drink Like A BirdMeg Pokrass
ReceiptsMonica Dickson
MalachyNiamh MacCabe
CommandmentNuala O’Connor
Simple Home EconomicsOlivia Fitzsimons
PomegranatePia Ghosh-Roy
Here Once All FieldsSarah-Clare Conlon
ClappingSarah Salway
My Father Comforts Me in the Form of BirdsSharon Telfer
Her Safe Word is ‘Circus’Sharon Telfer
Tom Waits and an Infinite SadnessStuart Buck
Northern LightsTim Craig


Every care has been taken with the spelling of titles and author names, but if you see an error, please do email and we will do our best to correct any mistakes as soon as possible.