Our new FLASH FICTION competition is now open for submissions

Writers and authors visiting Cranked Anvil regularly will know that we’ve been running our 1500 word short story competition for about 18 months now. With rolling submissions open quarterly throughout the year, the competition has grown from strength to strength, and we love reading all the short stories we receive. (Our next shortlist and three placed winning stories will be announced on 11th September, with the three top stories published here on our website.)

So why a new Flash Competition?

Flash fiction is an increasingly popular form, and we’ve been noticing more and more that many entries into our regular short story competition take the form of flash fiction – often with a word count below 500 words.

So we thought: why not open a seperate comp – with diferent deadline dates – for those who want to focus on writing and submitting flash fiction?

Click the image to go to the Flash Fiction page.

Of course, our regular 1500 word short story competition is still continuing to run, but now writers also have the chance to submit flash fiction – any theme or genre – for a chance to win cash prizes and publication on our website.

The first comp is now open for entries – just £3 for one story, or £5 for two.

Make sure you read and adhere to all the rules, and then enter your story here. We also reccomend that you familiarise yourself with our GDPR/Privacy Policy here.

The deadline is 30th November. We look forward to reading your work.



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