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.
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.