TSS Publishing is excited to present our list of the very best fifty British and Irish Flash Fiction (BIFFY50) 2019-2020.

With enormous thanks to our four editors who have worked tirelessly to bring this list about:

Emily Devane, Damhnait Monaghan, Cristopher M. Drew, and Karen Jones.

Each editor read widely across the last twelve months and collectively they have spent hundreds of hours arriving at their final decisions.

The list comprises:

50 flash fiction
50 authors
30+ journals

We’re delighted to support the thriving Flash Fiction community and look forward to launching BIFFY50 again later in the year.

Once again, we extend our thanks to the four editors – please buy them a drink when you next seem them,


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.

Adam Trodd My Dada is a Bird Lost Balloon
Alison Woodhouse Time Will Say Nothing But I Told You So Adhoc
Amanda Huggins Sparrow Steps Writers in Kyoto
Angela Readman We Make Our Own Beaches Jellyfish Review
Anita Goveas How to Obey Gravity Into The Void
Anne O’Leary Mind Games Lunate
Ashling Dennehy Drowning in Star Fire Splonk
Barbara Robinson The Wedding Feast Fictive Dream
Carmen Marcus More than Sex New Flash Fiction Review
Carrie Etter Stephanie Flash Flood
Christopher Linforth Zia Map Literary
Donna L Greenwood Angels Only Dance With Astronauts Molotov Cocktail
Emma Kernahan Milk Teeth New Flash Fiction Review
F.E. Clark Her Self-Portrait Matchbook
Farhana Khalique Icebergs Litro
Gary Duncan Budle Bay Virtual Zine
Gaynor Jones So Far Over the Rainbow the Rainbow is a Fucking Dot Reflex Fiction
Hannah Storm Lesser Known Facts About Sloths Virtual Zine
Helen McClory The Difficulty of Writing a Horror Story set in Maine Hobart
Jan Kaneen The Fairytale Ending Retreat West
Jane Lavelle In Labour, After Pain Relief  Splonk
Jason Jackson Of Photography and Truth Fractured Lit
Jess Moody Now Hold On Ellipsis
Jo Gatford Blood Flows Slower Than Water Flash500
Johanna Robinson Marks SmokeLong Quarterly
Jude Higgins Jack and Jill The Cabinet of Heed
Laura Besley On Repeat Reflex Fiction
Marie Gethins Vestal Projection Fictive Dream
Marissa Hoffman Angie  Bath Flash Fiction Award
Mary Thompson I’m More Afraid of Being Who You Think I Am Than You Pithead Chapel
Mary-Jane Holmes Flock Fictive Dream
Matt Kendrick Life at the Colliery FlashBack Fiction
Meg Pokrass My Sister the Arsonist Electric Lit
Melanie Allen Day Gift, September Reflex Fiction
Michael Loveday Crushed  Litro
Michelle Christophorou Wearing You Flash Flood
Mike Fox The Fun Police Fictive Dream
Neil Clark Dead Man From The Ocean Floor Molotov Cocktail
Nuala O’Connor Rehearsal Lost Balloon
Paul Thompson We Feed them to the lions Okay Donkey
Philip Charter The Anatomy of a Hurdy-Gurdy FlashBack Fiction
Rick White Eric the Astronomer Milk Candy Review
Roberta Beary On the last ferry  New Flash Fiction Review
Sabeena Akhtar Avarana Visual Verse
Sam Payne The Man You Didn’t Marry Bath Flash Fiction Award
Sara Hills Safety in Numbers  Retreat West
Sharon Telfer Walking on Eggshells TSS Publishing
Simon Pinkerton Tony Barrelhouse
Susmita Battacharaya Score 1 – Locked Down Strands
Tania Hershman Understanding the Bloom Cycle of Roses SmokeLong Quarterly

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