National Flash Fiction Day

22 June 2021

22 JUNE 2021 – National Flash Fiction Day

Kia ora and welcome to the 2021 celebration of flash fiction in Aotearoa New Zealand!


June 22 is our shortest day of the year — and the day we know and love as National Flash Fiction Day. We began in 2012 and the celebration grows each year!

The 2021 judges for the national competition are acclaimed poet Diane Brown and prize-winning novelist, essayist and anthologist Paula Morris.

The youth competition moves in 2020 to an international competition with free entry — guest judged in 2021 by poet Kerry Lane and curated by the youth journal fingers comma toes.

More about this year’s judges can be found on the Competition page.

The 2020 winners can be found here.

The seventh annual Micro Madness series runs June 1-22. Judges and timelines tba. More about the series and previous Micro Madness stories and winners can be found here; the 2016 Tiny Tales series is here.

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