fri19jul(jul 19)12:00 pmsun21(jul 21)11:59 pmVirtual EventNot Quite Write Prize for Flash FictionCategoryFlash FictionInternationalEntry Fee$25 Max word count500 Top Prize$1,000

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Four times a year, the Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction challenges writers to create an original piece of flash fiction based on two typical writing prompts plus one anti-prompt.

What’s an anti-prompt? It’s a call to break a specific rule of writing. You know, those things you must never do if you hope to be a successful writer? Well, this is your chance to prove ‘em wrong.

Participants will compete for AU$2,000 in cash prizes, including AU$1,000 for the winner, cash prizes for the entire shortlist and two bonus ‘wildcard’ prizes.

When the competition kicks-off, the prompts will be announced by email. Entrants will receive details about how and where to submit their entry when the competition opens.

The competition is open to all ages and levels of ability all over the world. Parents and guardians should note, however, that entries are not censored, and young entrants may be exposed to themes and language inappropriate for their age.

The next round of the competition will commence at midday 12.00pm AEST Friday 19 July 2024 (Sydney, Australia time). Entrants will have until midnight AEST on Sunday 21 July 2024 to submit a 500-word piece of original fiction in response to the given criteria.

We are keen to encourage quality, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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