I'm really honoured that my flash fiction piece, Tying the Boats, which won the Bath Flash Fiction Award last year) has been nominated by them for a place in the Pushcart Prize anthology, and Best Small Fictions anthology.
The longlist is out for the Bath Flash Fiction Award and I'm delighted to see the title of my piece on the list. No names declared yet, to protect the anonymity of the judging process.
I'm delighted to see my winning flash fiction piece, Tying the Boats, published in Bath Flash Fiction's latest anthology, The Lobsters Run Free. The book was launched in the UK last week and is available to purchase on their site. There's 135 separate pieces, from all over the world, all gleaned from the long lists of last year's Bath Flash Fiction contests. There's some fantastic fiction in it (and the cover looks great). I really liked Sharon Tefler's piece, A Seven-Step Recovery Programme Following Loss. "The house fills with absence like a slow-run bath." Great work.
You can buy the book via this link:
The long-list is out for the annual short story contest at Ink Tears in the UK. Very happy to see my name there.
I was delighted to have two of my pieces of flash fiction shortlisted for this contest in Doolin, Ireland. County Clare is a magnificent part of the world, with a wild and beautiful coastline, including the stunning Cliffs of Moher. My grandmother was born in the area. One day I'd love to go back to attend the annual Doolin Writers' Weekend, which was on last week. Looks like a fantastic weekend.
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