Courses Flash Competition

We are running a one-off competition this month to win our brand new Crazy About Courses community membership or a place on the new version of Amanda Saint’s Fantastic Flashing course which starts on 31st October. The winning stories will also be published on the website.

Deadline: 31st July 2022

Entry fee: £5

Submit flash stories up to 500 words on the theme: COURSE



  • 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).
  • Please include a word count on the story document
  • 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 Submittable cover letter section – 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 multiple stories but the £5 entry fee is payable each time and each story must be submitted separately.
  • The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • There is no alternative prize.