Flash Fiction Armagh

Flash Fiction Armagh

What is Flash Fiction Armagh?

This is an event featuring Flash Fiction writers reading their work to an enthralled audience in Armagh. It differs from Open Mic in that the readers are selected ahead of time, based on their submission quality, and the evening follows a set programme.


Flash Fiction Armagh provides a platform for writers to experience immediate audience reaction to their work – a valuable resource for those who sit all day in a room by themselves writing. We aim to entertain and provide an opportunity to mingle and make friends. We encourage people to attend the event whether they write, read or prefer to listen.

And the best reason of all – it’s a bit of craic. Flash Fiction Armagh is based on Flash Fiction Forum San Jose, California. Hop over to their website to see how they do things. 


Entries are encouraged from:

  • Experienced writers
  • Authors who can extract a short section from their books
  • Irish Language writers
  • Ulster Scots writers
  • New writers
  • Poets whose poetry reads like prose


Please email your 200 – 750 word submission within the body of your email (no attachments please) to: byddi@hotmail.com with the name of the event (e.g Flash Fiction In Georgian Armagh) in the subject line.

Réamonn Ó Ciaráin, Armagh author of Laoch na Laochra: Scéal Chúchulainn, and Chúchulainn: Ulster’s Greatest Hero, will help curate the submissions. 

It is free to enter, but please only submit up to three pieces of work.

  • You must be available to read at the event.
  • If you are not selected for your chosen date we reserve the right to invite you to read your submission at a subsequent Flash Fiction night.
  • We plan on having 3 or 4  per year, so no need to resubmit the same piece again.

We don’t mind if you submit work that has been submitted elsewhere or that has already been published. Authors are welcome to bring copies of their books to sell.

Upcoming Flash Fiction Armagh Events

Flash Fiction Saturday Night in the Museum

Saturday 5th January 2019

Armagh County Museum, The Mall East, Armagh

Submission Deadline 5th December 2018

£5.00 admission at the door


Flash Fiction Saint Patrick’s Festival

Thursday 14th March 2019

Mulberry Bistro, 6 Cathedral Road, Armagh

Submission Deadline 14th February 2019

£5.00 admission at the door