About Flight Journal

Flight Journal, the brainchild of Spread the Word’s Flight Associates scheme, is an online journal of bold, short fiction. Each year, three different editors come together to select content for the year’s publication.

The current 2017 flight associates are Remi-Lyn Browne, Henry Brefo and JJ Bola.  Flight Journal Issue 4 is now out, with 5 amazing winning stories, a feature poem from writer and poet Anthony Anaxagorou, and photography from Jolade O . 


the Flight Associates were Marianne Tatepo, Sara Jafari, and Shreeta Shah. 2015 was the first year of the programme, headed by Jennifer Obidike, Sanya Semakula and Len Lukowski.

Flight 1000 is a Spread the Word Associates scheme, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Flight 1000 works to provide high quality training and experience in publishing for a small cohort of writers on a yearly basis who, for a number of reasons, have struggled to access such opportunities. Flight Journal is aligned with Spread the Word’s publishing imprint Flight Press, which began publishing short fiction with its debut Edgeways, which featured Toby Litt, KJ Orr, Bidisha and Tania Hershman. In 2015, Flight Press published another short story anthology, Flamingo Land & Other Stories, edited by Ellah Allfrey (formerly of Granta), which features prize winners from the 2014 London Short Story Prize, including winner Ruby Cowling.