My flash fiction piece has made it through to the shortlist for the Bath Flash Fiction Award. I won this award last year, so it's great to be back in with another chance. Last year's winning piece, 'Tying the Boats', was nominated for The Best Small Fictions and was one of just 53 pieces chosen by guest editor, Aimee Bender. A real thrill.
I'm delighted to see my flash fiction title on the long list for the Bath Flash Fiction Award. This is a big contest, attracting some fantastic flash writers from around the world. so it's great to be in with a chance.
I'm really delighted that my flash fiction piece has been shortlisted for the TSS Flash Fiction 400 prize in the UK. All work submitted must be under 400 words. No details yet until winners are announced next week.
I'm absolutely delighted to announce that my debut collection of short stories, This Taste for Silence, will be published in mid-2019 by University of Queensland Press (UQP). It will be great to see all my current stories - new, and previously published - in the one book. UQP has a brilliant reputation and I'm proud to be joining them.
My flash fiction piece, Death of a Friend, was Highly Commended in this year's UK National Flash Fiction Day contest, and published in their latest anthology, called Ripening. Published by Gumbo Press, the anthology features pieces by some of the biggest names in flash fiction. Here's a photo of the cover, alongside my ripening passionfruits (of which I'm also quite proud!).
Amanda O'Callaghan is an award-winning writer of short stories and flash fiction. She has been published and won awards in Australia, Ireland and the UK.
Queensland Literary Fellowship
I am honoured to have been one of three recipients of a Queensland Writers Fellowship (2016). Congratulations to my fellow awardees: Trent Jamieson and Pamela Rushby