Flash Fiction Long List
The flash fiction long list is up on the site. You can read the titles here.
Novel Opening and Synopsis Closes in Ten Days
Don't leave it too long to get your entries in - £500 first prize is up for grabs and you only have eight days to submit your novel opening for this year's competition as it closes at midnight on 31 October: Novel Category
Short Story Category
Our new competition opened on September 1st and has already attracted entries. Don't worry, you still have plenty of time to polish your stories as it only closes on the last day of February 2016. It will be judged by Sue Moorcroft.
This is an open-themed competition and we accept all genres, including those written by or for children. Adult material (sex and swearing) is also acceptable, providing the content fits the story and is not gratuitous.
We are looking for stories ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 words, with strong characters, a well-crafted plot and realistic dialogue (where used). Make us laugh, make us cry, but most of all, make us feel!
Prizes: £500, £200 and £100.
Entry fees: £7 for one, £12 for two, £16 for three, £20 for four
More details can be found here: Short story category
For more information on our competition categories, visit the Flash 500 Homepage.
Critique Service for Writers
Flash 500 Home Page: Flash Fiction, Humour Verse
and Novel Opening Chapter and Synopsis Competitions