Friday, 15 January 2016

Flash 500 Long List #amwriting

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Flash Fiction Long List
The flash fiction long list for the final quarter 2015 is up on the site. You can read the titles here. The judge for the first quarter 2016 is Barbara Scott-Emmett.
Short Story Category
Our new competition, judged by Sue Moorcroft, closes on the last day of February 2016.

Open-themed, 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.

Don't forget, we are looking for stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words, with strong characters, a well-crafted plot and realistic dialogue (where used).

Prizes: £500, £200 and £100.
Entry fees: £7 for one, £12 for two, £16 for three, £20 for four
Optional critiques also available.

More details can be found here: Short story category

For more information on our competition categories, visit the Flash 500 Homepage.

Kind regards,


Critique Service for Writers
Flash 500 Home Page: Flash Fiction, Humour Verse
and Novel Opening Chapter and Synopsis Competitions