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National Flash Fiction Day 2019 is about to kick off on Saturday 15th June, and we can think of no better way to get excited than to reveal this year's anthology title, cover, and full line up!

And We Pass Through: National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2019

Knock, knock. Who's there? It must be the eight annual instalment of the National Flash Fiction Day (UK) anthology. This year, we're teeming with all kinds of stories about all kinds of doors, both physical and metaphorical. From advent calendars to Roman Gods, to crazy car chases and curse-sewn wedding dresses, pass through the open door with us to this wild and stirring anthology.

Edited by Santino Prinzi and Joanna Campbell

The title of this year's anthology is borrowed from an evocative story by Joy Manné, and this year's beautiful cover artwork has been created by our artist-in-residence, Jeanette Sheppard.

We're expecting the copies of the anthology to arrive from the printers very soon, so it won't be long before you'll be able to buy the anthology from our bookshop and dive in! The eBook will be soon to follow. If you have Goodreads, you can now add And We Pass Through to your Want to Read list!

We're now thrilled to share the complete contents of this year's anthology, which include special guest flashes from guest authors and the NFFD team, as well as our winning micros from our annual micro fiction competition:

Santino Prinzi MDF
Diane Simmons Odette
Ingrid Jendrzjewski Doors I Have Known, Abridged
Joanna Campbell And then
Judy Darley Skip Diving
Jeanette Sheppard The Algebra of Bones
Kevlin Henney Board in the Library
Angela Readman Sleeping with Our Eyes Open
Susmita Bhattacharya The Behavioural Pattern of a Thunderstorm
Vanessa Gebbie The Door
David Swann Crustaceans Are People Too
Meg Pokrass Barista
Eilise Norris A Person-Shaped Exit
Anne Summerfield Advent
John Wheway All Her Weight
Paul Thompson All our dresses are white
Joy Manné And we pass through, and we pass through, and we pass through
Karen Jones Arabesque
Jenny Adamthwaite Beacons of the Bay
Rebecca Field Behind Closed Doors
Nancy Ludmerer Complicity
Rachael Dunlop Dancing with The Doors
Agnieszka Studzinska Superstitious of Kissing in a Doorway
Jude Higgins Every Good Story Deserves a Car Chase
Gita Smith Falling Man
Rupert Dastur Fire Escape
Cathy Lennon For Display Purposes Only
Richard Holt Grand Complication
Fiona Lincoln How to see The Starry Night
Ruth Skrine I Found God in the barn
Anika Carpenter Less than a Mile from Home
Gabby Turner Letting the Cold Out
Gary Duncan Being Sharks
Emma Neale Listen
Lucy Goldring Listening from the Outside
Stephanie Hutton Listening to the Library
Lynn Mundell Little Temblors
Sarah Davy Maybe Next Time
Emily Devane Mum Tastes of Disappointment
Patricia Q Bidar Neighbors
Alison Powell Not her child, not mine
Elizabeth Lovatt Observations from the Tube Looking Out onto Baker Street Platform
Anna Giangiordano Peach Blossom Season
Alison Woodhouse Press to Play
A B Kyazze Rush Hour
Sarah Salway Safekeeping
Sal Page She Opened the Door in Her Dressing Gown
Jane Roberts Sottotitoli
Mike Scott Thomson The Advent of Us
Marie Day The Catch
Caroline Greene The Cupboard Door c. 1985
Vivien Jones The Doorbell Rings
Michael Loveday The History of the Child and the Door
Jenny Woodhouse The Intercity 125 from Weymouth
Robert Scotellaro The Pencil
James Northern The Sentinel
Debbie Taggio Tomorrow Will Always Find You
Patricia Knight Turn Right
Jo Derrick Unlocking the Heart
Nuala O'Connor Venus Moon
Nod Ghosh We Fly at Night
Helen Rye You Don’t Have To Be An All-Knowing God Of The Roman Pantheon To Work Here (And It Doesn’t Really Help)
Alison Woodhouse For you, I am
Sara Hills Havasu Falls
Nan Wigington Charlie Walker's Thirst
Gaynor Jones Great Sorrows Are Mute
Su Yin Yap Nil by Mouth
Michelle Christophorou His Name was Ash
Elaine Mead Last Night I Saved a Moth from Drowning
Claire Boot Three Strangers
James Burt Behind Every Sign is a Story
Hollie Monhemius Lists