Micro Fiction Course Competition

Win a place on the new Retreat West Micro Fiction course

Write a 150-word micro fiction inspired by the prompt to win free micro fiction courses.

  • First prize: A place on the group Micro Fiction Month online course in November 2020 (includes forum and feedback)
  • Second prize: A place on the work alone, start anytime, online Micro Fiction Course (includes feedback)
  • Third prize: A year’s Bronze Flash Fiction Membership

Entry fee: £8

Deadline: 26th July 2020

This month: We’ve had 92 entries, which means October’s cash prizes are: £110 for first place and £73 for second place.


Competition Rules

  • The competition is open to writers worldwide but stories must be written in English.
  • Submit stories through Submittable using the button above (only shows when submissions are open) by 23.59 GMT on the deadline date. You will have to create a free Submittable account to enter. No email entries will be accepted.
  • Do not include your name on the story or submission title but provide a short bio in the body of the message in Submittable as we can’t see this until shortlists are chosen. All stories are read anonymously so any showing the author’s name will be disqualified.
  • Stories must be your own original work and not have been published online or in print, or have won any other competitions (longlisted and shortlisted places in other competitions is fine).
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine but if your story is accepted elsewhere you must withdraw it from this competition and your entry fee will be forfeited.
  • By entering the competition you agree to your story being published on the website.
  • Stories can be in any genre apart from children’s fiction. Please no racism, sexism, or any kind of hate.
  • You can enter as many times as you like but all entries must be made separately and the entry fee paid each time.
  • The judge’s decision is final.
  • There is no alternative prize.