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!).
I was delighted to be long listed from almost six thousand entries to the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The shortlist of just 24 stories has now been announced. Good luck to the finalists!
National Flash Fiction Day in the UK (June 16th) is now in its 7th year. I was delighted that my flash fiction piece, Death of a Friend, was Highly Commended in their recent 100-word competition, with the 600+ list of submissions narrowed to just ten.
I'm delighted to have one of my flash fiction pieces on the shortlist for the UK's National Flash Fiction Day 2018 micro competition. This contest is for flash fiction under 100 words. It's hard to do!
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