Exciting News from Flash Fiction Armagh

March 2019 sees the first birthday of Flash Fiction Armagh. It’s been quite the year for us. Flash Fiction has been a delightful project and we wanted to somehow pay our writers for the stories they read at our events. I believe that artists need to be compensated for their work, even if they are just starting out and even if it is only a small amount (to begin with!) After all they have worked hard to produce the piece of writing that is entertaining you…right?

In the beginning, Flash Fiction Armagh cost nothing and earned nothing. The first night, back in March 2018, was an experiment and the big question was, ‘Do people want to come and listen to writers read their work?’

The answer was a resounding, ‘Yes!’

We introduced a small cover charge at the door and our numbers were not affected. This was great, but we felt uncomfortable not passing on the proceeds to the people who wrote the stories and that’s when the concept of The Bramley, an Anthology of Flash Fiction Armagh set seed.

We pay our writers for each piece that appears in the publication – it’s a small fee but it says, ‘Your work is valued and your words mean something to us whether you are a new writer or an old hand at this writing lark. You deserve to get something back.’

We are so excited to announce the launch of The Bramley Volume 1 – An Anthology of Flash Fiction Armagh on the 4th March 2019. The Lord Major of Armagh, herself a daughter of the Armagh Orchards, is kindly hosting a celebratory tea in the Palace in Armagh and all the contributors have been invited. It’s going to be great!

Paperback copies of The Bramley will be on sale at the launch and at every Flash Fiction Event for £5.00. You will also be able to get a copy from Amazon worldwide!

You can pre-order your Kindle copy for £1.99 by clicking here.

If you are in the USA and want a copy you can get it here.

Kindle will deliver the book directly to your device on the 4th March 2019 in time for the launch. When I have the links for purchasing the paperback I will add them here too and on social media (of course!)

BUT that’s not all our news!

Flash Fiction Armagh is delighted to announce the line-up of readers for the next event – Flash Fiction in the Saint Patrick’s Festival – 14th March 2019, at 7pm in the award winning Mulberry Bistro.

Cathy Carson November Sun
Réaltán Ní Leannáin Díneasair
EddieMcClenaghan Sham Rocks the Cradle
Cathy Cole Heaven and Hell
Chris Wright Count Your Breaths
Rosemary Tumilty Journey Into Oriel
Byddi Lee Nil ‘Watch’ Agam
Kieran McGurkLe Petite Marchal
Roisin Maguire Sunrise
Mairead Breen Changed Times
Rosie O Reilly Crack a Dawn
Caroline Joy TatemMaps to the Center
Csilla Toldy Mantra
Trish BennetInnisfree, Me Arse!

It is always a pleasure and an honour to read the submissions we get and we’re sorry that not all can be included every time. As with all things writing, don’t give up, keep sending in submissions and keep writing…

Byddi Lee

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