Our 2022 anthology has been a little delayed in reaching publication, but you can buy it now in paperback from Amazon worldwide and from our publisher’s book shop. On the Ad Hoc Fiction book shop page, linked here, there are further links to Amazon in different countries. If you are an international reader, it is best to buy from Amazon as the international mail service is currently disrupted in the UK.
There are twenty fabulous short stories in this anthology, the short listed and winning stories from the 2022 Award. Authors are Kate O’Grady, Emily Devane, Emer Hoare, Anna Dempsey, Elizabeth Cooke, David Abbot, Jenny Tunstall, Kate Coffey, Michelle Christophorou, Jane Dugdale, Natalie O’Keeffe, Debra Waters, Lucy Bignall, David Butler, Gilli Fryzer, Kerry Jewell, Clare Chandler, Karen Jones, Edward Hogan and Kate Wilson. There’s a great variety of stories within the book, some historically themed, many contemporary using different points of view and offering different angles on important personal, family, and world issues.
If you are thinking of entering our 2023 Award, you might want to read and discover what can be done in up to 2200 words, a story which takes about 15 mins to read out loud and a story which you might want to return to many times to discover more layers. Our deadline is on April 24th, in 13 weeks. Judge Farhana Shaikh. So enough time to focus on what really intrigues you and write that story.