Off you go! Final edit done. 'This Taste for Silence' short story collection has gone to the printers. Feeling happy, anxious and tired all at once!
I'm honoured to have two of my flash fiction pieces, 'The Way it Sounds' and 'The News' in Bath Flash Fiction's latest anthology. This is a fantastic collection of stories. Talking of things left and found, this is all that's left of my front lawn. No rain, searing hot days. It will come back to life again when it does rain. Australian grass has to be tough.
You can buy Things Left and Found from the Bath Flash Fiction Award site via the link below:
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.
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