White-Themed Flash Fiction Competition Long and Shortlists
Thanks go to everyone that entered the white-themed flash competition that closed at the end of 2017. There have been some really great takes on the theme but also a lot of white weddings and white Christmases. So the stories that have made it through to the long and shortlists are the ones that, as well as being well-written, whole stories, approached the white prompt in a different way.
The shortlisted stories, in alphabetical order, are:
- Aut Dormi, Aut Lacte
- The Black of the Words and the White
- The Egret and the Ice Storm
- This Time See White
- White-Dublin, 1984
- White is the Colour of Something
- White Porcelain
- White, Vanilla
The additional stories that were longlisted are:
- 24 Hour Bride
- A Fresh Start for Some
- A Meditation on Precipitation
- A Vacancy
- Holy White
- Little Miss White Socks
- The Colour of Hope
- White, is a New Page
Well done to everyone whose stories are listed here. If yours is then don’t let me know the name of it as readings are anonymous until the winners are chosen. The winner and two runners-up will be announced soon.
While you’re waiting you can get writing for the first 2018 competition on the theme of forgetting. Deadline is 25th March and the prizes have gone up this year – there’s now £400 in cash prizes to be won. Get the info and enter your stories here.
And if you’re an experienced flash fiction writer then the Flash Fiction Retreat in November is your chance to spend Mon-Fri creating new flash fictions to a theme, along with the other retreating writers, that will be published in an anthology by Retreat West Books. Details here.