Monthly Micro Fiction Competition

Welcome to our newest flash fiction writing competition. This time we’re going really short – short word count, short turnaround, but we’re not stinting on the prizes.

Close to the start of each month you get a week to write and submit a story based on the prompt, a week later we publish a shortlist of 10 stories in a blog, winners are decided by public vote. Voting remains open for one week and then two writers with the most votes get great prizes!

The prompts will be posted here each month.  We’re hoping to see some different takes on the prompts so don’t always go for the first thing it brings to mind…

Word count: 100 words exactly (title not included in that)

Entry fee: £4

1st Prize: 50% of the entry fees received for the competition (you must have a PayPal account to receive this), one free entry to our annual Flash Fiction Prize (top prize £350) and your story published in our Flash Fiction area of the website.

2nd Prize:  One free entry to our annual Flash Fiction Prize and your story published in our Flash Fiction area of the website.

Once the deadline for the competition closes we’ll confirm how many entries we received (via a screenshot of the Submittable entry form) and what the cash prize will be.


June 2019 Micro Fiction Competition

Opens: 3rd June

Deadline: 9th June

Shortlist published and voting begins: 17th June – You can read the shortlist and vote here

Winners announced: 25th June

















We received 71 entries for the June 2019 competition so the prize fund is £142 and the first prize winner will receive this amount.





Competition Rules

  • Submit stories written in English through Submittable using the button below 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 email. 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.
  • Cash prize payments will be made through PayPal only so you must have an account to receive your prize. Submittable payments are received in the first week of the month for the previous month so winner’s payments will be paid as soon as the funds are received from Submittable.
  • There is no alternative prize.