Microfiction Results

Thank you to everyone who entered our second BIFFY50 Microfiction competition on the theme ‘Hope’. We received over 120 microfiction and the standard was truly incredible. As a result, we’re publishing a longlist and shortlist.

Judged by the wonderful Ashling Dennehy and Amy Barnes, it gives us tremendous pleasure to announce the winning & Highly Commended writers. The shortlist and longlist can be found further down the page.

 

Winner

  • Frisson –  Tom O’Brien

Highly Commended

  • Hunger – Jay Kelly
  • Apple Tree – Rachel O’Cleary
  • The things I should have avoided reading as a teenager – Ruth Bradshaw
  • Staring at scuffed tiles – Martha Lane

Shortlist

/ Speaks – Jay Kelly

1997, Under the Apple Tree – Rachel O Cleary

Anderson Shelter – Edward Barnfield

Botanist at Work – Eilise Norris

Frisson – Tom O’Brien

Hunger – Jay Kelly

Spoils of war – Alison Woodhouse

Staring at scuffed tiles – Martha Lane

The Things I Should have Avoided Reading as a Teenager – Ruth Bradshaw

While we wait for the sun – Marissa Hoffmann

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Longlist

/ Speaks – Jay Kelly

1997, Under the Apple Tree – Rachel O Cleary

Afterwards – Jude Higgins

Anderson Shelter – Edward Barnfield

Answer to her question – Frances Gapper

Beware of the God – Lena MacDonald

Botanist at Work – Eilise Norris

Children’s Social Care – Emily Walker

Christopher – Colin Alcock

Frère Jacques – Emma Neale

Frisson – Tom O’Brien

Hoist – Rosaleen Lynch

Hope is the thing with feathers – Elizabeth Smith

Hoping It’ll Pass – Nick Black

Hunger – Jay Kelly

In the offing – Audrey Niven

Maiden Voyage – Emma Whitehall

Queer Pyramus and Thisbe (kissing through a macbook pro) -Lindz McLeod

Romeo and Juliet – Bayveen O’Connell

Salt and Sorrow – Sarah Jessen

Spoils of war – Alison Woodhouse

Staring at scuffed tiles – Martha Lane

Ten tiny spades – Nicola Godlieb

The Day the Earth Edited Charles Darwin – Sharon Boyle

The Funeral – Kara Knickerbocker

The Old Tricksters – Andrew Boulton

The Things I Should have Avoided Reading as a Teenager – Ruth Bradshaw

The Weight of Air – Sage Tyrtle

Visiting Hours of a Portent – Elizabeth Moss

While we wait for the sun – Marissa Hoffmann

Wishing – Hannah Whiteoak

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Thank you again to all our writers and our  two judges!


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