Flash Fiction Competition

Our quarterly flash fiction competition is open for entries all year round.

The competition is open to any theme or genre, and your story must be a maximum of 500 words (not including the title). Closing dates are:

28th (or 29th) February
31st May
31st August
30th November

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

Entry fees: £3 for ONE story, or £5 for TWO stories

1st – £100
2nd – £25
both entries will also be published on our website

We may also publish a selection of highly commended entries 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.

The results will be announced here (and in our social media) within six weeks of the closing dates.

Please ensure you read our rules for condition of entry.

Go to the entry page to pay your entry fee and enter the competition.

Good luck! – We look forward to reading your stories.