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!
I'm absolutely thrilled that my short story, When the Pitch Drops, has been awarded First Prize in Flash500's annual short story competition. In 2016, I was awarded First Prize in Flash500's flash fiction prize, and I'm delighted to have now won their short story contest as well. My story is up on their site now.
I'm delighted and truly honoured that my award-winning flash fiction piece, Tying the Boats, is one of 53 pieces chosen by judge Aimee Bender for the forthcoming Best Small Fictions 2018 anthology. To be in the company of brilliant writers such as Lydia Davis, Kathy Fish and Meg Pokrass, and many others, is a real thrill.
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