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July 3, 2023

Announcing the NFFR Flash Fiction Prize 2023 Shortlist

We are pleased to announce the following shortlist for our annual NFFR Flash Fiction Prize.

Stories will be featured the upcoming summer issue (due out about August 1).

Thank you everyone for submitting. The contest was highly competitive, as we received many fantastic entries from all over the world.

We will be sharing the winners, selected by Sara Hills, soon. Congratulations to all finalists. To those who didn’t make the list, we thank you for the honor of reading your stories. We so much appreciate your trusting us with your work and for participating in the contest.


NFFR Editors


  • Bog Iron
  • Fulfilling
  • Itinerary
  • Love Lies Bleeding
  • Magic Fingers
  • Men Like Them (Marks Park, Sydney, 1988)
  • No Chocolate For You
  • The Storyteller of Aleppo
  • Stranger in the Bright Light
  • Yayoi Kusama‚Äôs Yellow Pumpkin Swept Away By Typhoon Lupit
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