may, 2022

31mayAll DayCranked Anvil Flash Fiction CompetitionUKEntry Fee:£5 Max word count:500 Top Prize:£150 plus publication online and possible future print anthology

Event Details

Our quarterly Flash Fiction Competition is open all year round.

Your story/stories can be any theme or genre, but must be a maximum of 500 words (not including the title).

The deadline for each competition is midnight on the last day of the following months:

  • February
  • May
  • August
  • November

You can enter up to THREE stories in each quarterly competition.

STOP PRESS: To celebrate the fact that we have increased the prize money for our Flash competition, we are bringing back our offer of entering 4 stories for the price of 3.

So, just to clarify: if you pay £5 you can enter 1 story; pay £8 to enter 2 stories; but pay £10 and you can enter 4 stories into the competition. This is for the upcoming MAY deadline only).

The three placed stories from each quarter will be published on this website. Future anthologies will also be considered, published by Cranked Anvil Press, in which a selection of short- and long-listed stories from each competition will be published.

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