Flash Fiction Competition Guidelines

Detail from painting by Fran Whitelaw

Our Flash Fiction Competition is currently closed for entries. Please check back regularly for updates and information on the next competition.

Story length: maximum 1000 words excluding the title.

Format etc: doc, docx or odt, 12-point Times New Roman or similar, A4 or Letter size, 1.5 or double spaced.

Entry fee: announced at the opening of the competition, paid via PayPal.

Submission: via email attachment.

Language: English, whatever English you write. We don’t like pornography, racism, sexism and a whole load of other prejudices but we do understand that sometimes a character may express unwelcome points of view.

Theme: usually the competition is unthemed.

Prizes: yes, we give prizes. Details when the competition is announced.

Simultaneous submissions: yes, but let us know if your story is accepted elsewhere.

Previously published: no, not even on your own website, but something you’ve just shared with friends and family is fine.