Flash Frontier
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Art, light and community: Michelle Elvy talks with featured visual artist Manu Berry

Michelle Elvy talks with featured visual artist Manu Berry.

New book: Flash Fiction America: 73 Very Short Stories

These deeply original stories create a mesmerising kaleidoscope of experience. –Booklist It has been more than ...

Shine: Ali Mckenzie-Murdoch on dance, light and transformation through movement

Ali Mckenzie-Murdoch, originally from the UK, is the creative director and owner of ZeoT dance studio in Zürich, ...

Micro Madness 2023 Judges: Rachel Smith talks with Kathy Fish and Mikaela Nyman

On Ideas and Themes Rachel Smith: In your own writing, both of you have created work that reaches across cultural ...

Interview: NFFD 2023 Judges David Eggleton and Airini Beautrais

Flash Frontier Editor Gail Ingram talked this month with the 2023 NFFD judges about their experience as poets and storytellers, including a few tips for writing small fictions.

James Norcliffe: We’re not all bad. We just can’t help ourselves.

In December 2022, we celebrated James Norcliffe’s new novel for young people, The Crate (see that interview here). ...

Dynamics and energy of a place: Piet Nieuwland’s new collection

Piet Nieuwland has been a frequent contributor to Flash Frontier. Here we talk with him about his new collection, ...

New books: Vaughan Rapatahana and Sophia Wilson

We celebrate two new pocket poetry paperbacks, published in 2023 by flying island books / Cerberus ...

Kōrero: Vaughan Rapatahana with Gina Cole

This month's Flash Frontier featured author is Gina Cole. I asked Gina several questions and I am sure that you ...

Art feature: Digby Webster

Digby Webster is a visual and performing artist. He works across a range of disciplines with extensive and varied dance and performance experience.

Feature writer: James Norcliffe

This month, we celebrate Flash Frontier editor and multi-talented writer James Norcliffe, who enjoyed a standout year in 2022 with the publication of his new YA book, The Crate.

Language feature: Helen Heath and Mikaela Nyman

Michelle Elvy talks with Helen Heath and Mikaela Nyman. Mikaela translated a set of Helen’s poetry in 2022, and it was included in the Helsinki Bookfair in October.  

Flash Feature: Tara L Masih, with her new collection

This month Flash Frontier interviews Tara L. Masih about her new collection 'How We Disappear!' We ask what themes connect the novella and the stories and how it came about.

Book feature: Elizabeth Morton

This month Flash Frontier interviews Elizabeth Morton, author of the terrific new collection 'Naming the Beasts' and how it's different to two earlier collections.

2022 John O’Connor Award: Rose Collins, My Thoughts Are All Of Swimming

In conversation with editor Gail Ingram we ask Rose Collins about her debut poetry collection My Thoughts Are All of Swimming, which won the inaugural John O’Connor Award.

Book feature: Tim Saunders, Under a Big Sky

Under a Big Sky is tethered specifically to 2020, and follows the ups and downs of producing food in the face of a debilitating drought, Covid lockdowns, and family illness.

Book feature: Bethany Rogers, Kaleidoscopes in the Dark

Launching at the Queenstown Literary Festival mid-November, these are dark stories. Flash Frontier asks Bethany Rogers about where the inspirations come from.

Art feature interview: Noa Noa Von Bassewitz

On seeing and feeling Flash Frontier: You have noted before: ‘For me art is about ‘feeling’, poetic descriptions ...

Interview: Vera Hua Dong, 2022 NFFD Winner

Congratulations! You’ve just won the 2022 NFFD competition with your story ‘Golden phoenix, grey hen’. Can you tell us something about this story?

Celebrating Ten Years: Writers Then and Now

A series featuring writers whose work was published in early issues of Flash Frontier.

Five Winners from Our First Ten Years

Celebrating five winners from our first 10 years of Flash Frontier.

South Island Writers’ Association (SIWA)

The South Island Writers’ Association (SIWA) is an Ōtautahi based writing group. Established in 1963, SIWA ...

Breach of All Size: Small stories on Ulysses, love and Venice

This year, on June 16, a new anthology of flash fictions launched in Wellington. We celebrated Bloomsday with ...

The Face of Thunder: Cristina Schumacher on writing and translating

The Face of Thunder – a Design of Obsession A small story, in English and Portuguese   I was never ...

Editors in 2021: New books, new poems, new projects!

The Flash Frontier editors have been busy this year, producing poetry and short stories, novels for young people, ...

Agnes Marton’s ‘Mission Jaguar’, and a conversation with Michelle Elvy

Artist statement First published at Long Poem Magazine To be able to explore the jaguar corridor and the ...

Guest Editor: Anton Blank & Panoni te ao Change is the only constant

Panoni te ao Change is the only constant Māori identity is not a fixed phenomenon, it is dynamic, shaped by ...

Excerpts from Feminine Rising: Voices of Power and Invisibility

Feminine Rising: Voices of Power and Invisibility, Edited by Andrea Fekete and Lara Lillibridge With COVID ...

Opening new doorways: dream-talking with Siobhan Collins and Jude Higgins

For the year-end DOORS issue, we asked poet Siobhan Collins and flash fiction writer and publisher Jude Higgins to ...

Video Reading: Claire Lacey – Input Her Into the System

I was in a bad place to stay in touch with you and I am not sure if you have any questions or concerns. ...