About Flash Fiction Armagh

Shortlisted for Best Regular Spoken Word Night in the Saboteur Awards 2019 

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.

Why?

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. 

Who?

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

How?

Please note that the next Flash Fiction is a little different – we are writing to a theme…

Armagh County Museum is hosting an art exhibition called Stray Sod by Orlaith Cullinaine who has taken inspiration from museum objects to create a number of artworks.  The title is taken from a folk tale and we are calling for submissions with ‘Stray Sod’ in mind. Roughly translated it is about being lost in a familiar place.  You’ll find the folktales here.

The deadline for submissions is 1st January 2020. 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 Saturday Night in the Museum) 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 1st February 2020.
  • 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.

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.

Why?

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. 

Who?

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

How?

Please note that the next Flash Fiction is a little different – we are writing to a theme…

Armagh County Museum is hosting an art exhibition called Stray Sod by Orlaith Cullinaine who has taken inspiration from museum objects to create a number of artworks.  The title is taken from a folk tale and we are calling for submissions with ‘Stray Sod’ in mind. Roughly translated it is about being lost in a familiar place.  You’ll find the folktales here.

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 Saturday Night in the Museum) 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.