Themed Flash Fiction Competition
All entries are judged by Amanda Saint, novelist, short story writer and founder of Retreat West. The winner and two runners-up receive cash prizes and have their stories published on the website.
You can read winning stories from previous competitions here.
Winner Prize: £100
Runner-Up Prize x 2: £50
Word count: Max 500
2017 Deadlines and Themes:
- Date: March 26th / Theme: Red WINNERS ANNOUNCED
- Date: June 25th / Theme: Green WINNERS ANNOUNCED
- Date: October 1st / Theme: Black BEING JUDGED NOW
- Date: December 31st / Theme: White
2018 Deadlines and Themes:
- Date: March 25th / Theme: Forgetting
- Date: June 24th / Theme: Reunions
- Date: September 30th / Theme: Protest
- Date: December 30th / Theme: Running Away
- £8 for 1 entry
- £14 for 2 entries
- £20 for 3 entries
- Submit stories written in English through Submittable using the button below by 23.59 GMT on the deadline date (sorry late entries will not be included) – if submitting more than one story they should all be included in the same submission.
- Maximum word count is 500 (excluding title) but there is no minimum. Please do not submit stories above this word count as they will be automatically disqualified. Sorry!
- Do not include your name on the story or the submission title but provide a short bio in the body of the email – sorry but stories where we can see the writer’s name will automatically be disqualified as all entries are judged anonymously.
- Stories must be your own original work and not have been published online or in print.
- By entering the competition you agree to your story being published on the Retreat West website.
- If you enter the story elsewhere and it is accepted for publication before judging takes place then you will have to withdraw it and no entry fees will be refundable.
- Stories can be in any genre apart from children’s fiction.
- You can enter up to 3 stories every quarter.
- The judge’s decision is final.
- Cash prize payments will be made through PayPal only so you must have an account to receive your prize.