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 TroddMy Dada is a BirdLost Balloon
Alison WoodhouseTime Will Say Nothing But I Told You SoAdhoc
Amanda HugginsSparrow StepsWriters in Kyoto
Angela ReadmanWe Make Our Own BeachesJellyfish Review
Anita GoveasHow to Obey GravityInto The Void
Anne O’LearyMind GamesLunate
Ashling DennehyDrowning in Star FireSplonk
Barbara RobinsonThe Wedding FeastFictive Dream
Carmen MarcusMore than SexNew Flash Fiction Review
Carrie EtterStephanieFlash Flood
Christopher LinforthZiaMap Literary
Donna L GreenwoodAngels Only Dance With AstronautsMolotov Cocktail
Emma KernahanMilk TeethNew Flash Fiction Review
F.E. ClarkHer Self-PortraitMatchbook
Farhana KhaliqueIcebergs Litro
Gary DuncanBudle BayVirtual Zine
Gaynor JonesSo Far Over the Rainbow the Rainbow is a Fucking DotReflex Fiction
Hannah StormLesser Known Facts About SlothsVirtual Zine
Helen McCloryThe Difficulty of Writing a Horror Story set in MaineHobart
Jan KaneenThe Fairytale EndingRetreat West
Jane LavelleIn Labour, After Pain Relief Splonk
Jason JacksonOf Photography and TruthFractured Lit
Jess MoodyNow Hold OnEllipsis
Jo GatfordBlood Flows Slower Than WaterFlash500
Johanna RobinsonMarksSmokeLong Quarterly
Jude HigginsJack and JillThe Cabinet of Heed
Laura BesleyOn RepeatReflex Fiction
Marie GethinsVestal ProjectionFictive Dream
Marissa HoffmanAngie Bath Flash Fiction Award
Mary ThompsonI’m More Afraid of Being Who You Think I Am Than YouPithead Chapel
Mary-Jane HolmesFlockFictive Dream
Matt KendrickLife at the CollieryFlashBack Fiction
Meg PokrassMy Sister the ArsonistElectric Lit
Melanie AllenDay Gift, SeptemberReflex Fiction
Michael LovedayCrushed Litro
Michelle ChristophorouWearing YouFlash Flood
Mike FoxThe Fun PoliceFictive Dream
Neil ClarkDead Man From The Ocean FloorMolotov Cocktail
Nuala O’ConnorRehearsalLost Balloon
Paul ThompsonWe Feed them to the lionsOkay Donkey
Philip CharterThe Anatomy of a Hurdy-GurdyFlashBack Fiction
Rick WhiteEric the AstronomerMilk Candy Review
Roberta BearyOn the last ferry New Flash Fiction Review
Sabeena AkhtarAvaranaVisual Verse
Sam PayneThe Man You Didn’t MarryBath Flash Fiction Award
Sara HillsSafety in Numbers Retreat West
Sharon TelferWalking on EggshellsTSS Publishing
Simon PinkertonTonyBarrelhouse
Susmita BattacharayaScore 1 – Locked DownStrands
Tania HershmanUnderstanding the Bloom Cycle of RosesSmokeLong Quarterly

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