august, 2020

08aug11:00 am12:59 pmMoved OnlineFosseway Writers Flash Fiction CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £5 ,
Max word count: 300 ,
Top Prize: £50 ,

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After a really impressive set of entries for our recent Poetry Competition we’re hoping for a similar response for our Flash Fiction comp.

This time the prompt is “Symbiotic” which you can use in a literal or metaphorical sense. There’s a whopping word limit of 300 (not including title) but remember that every word should count – you’re looking to distil the very essence of your story into its purest form while at the same time immersing the reader into the scene. And also remember that 300 words is a limit, not a target. If you can achieve what you want in 219 or 73 words, that’s fine.

You can enter via hard copy or by email with docx/pdf attachments.

Deadline is 8 August with winners announced on 3 September 2020. Full details and rules are on our Competitions Page.

Judging will be by Anne Howkins and Lucy Grace who have both had flash pieces published online and in printed publications.

Good luck!


Fosseway Writers Fosseway Writers Flash Fiction Competition, Barnfield House, Mill Lane, Normanton on Trent, NG23 6RW

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