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Flash Fiction Competitions

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Last updated 14th April 2018

This page lists flash fiction, micro fiction, sudden fiction, twitterage, twitterature, dribble, drabble, minisaga, nanotale, micro-story and very short fiction competitions, prizes and awards. Most of the contests listed accept entries from writers residing anywhere in the world, but please check each competition's guidelines on their website before submitting.

The competitions listed on this page used to be included on my short story competitions page, but as flash fiction and micro fiction contests are growing in popularity, I decided to create a separate resource for them.

Flash Fiction

What Is Flash Fiction?

Flash fiction refers to a story of extreme brevity. Research shows that this is generally regarded as a story containing less than 1,000 words, although there is no exact rule on upper word limits.

So, any competitions with maximum word count limits of 1,000 words or less will be listed here. Any contests with word count limits over 1,000 words will be listed on the short story competitions page (see link above).

If you run a flash fiction competition and would like to be featured on this page, please contact me and provide all of the following information :

  • How often you will be running the contest (eg, annually, quarterly, one-off)
  • The name of your flash fiction competition
  • A link to your website
  • The country you are based in (where you operate from, NOT where you accept entries from)
  • Closing date
  • The date you announce winners
  • Maximum word count accepted
  • Entry fee
  • Top prize
  • Any other details, including how winning writers' stories will be published and any limitations regarding style, theme etc

If you notice that any of the information on this page is incorrect while using it, please let me know and I'll update the page. I do my best to keep everything up to date, but it's impossible to stay on top of every change made to every competition. Any help with this is very much appreciated.

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Regular Flash Fiction Contests

This list details flash fiction competitions that are run more than once a year.

Flash Fiction Critique Service

Competition Country Closing Date Winners Announced Max Words Entry Fee Top Prize
81 Words Challenge UK Never closes Everyone is a winner 81 FREE See notes
Notes on 81 Word Challenge: Any style / genre - all entries published on the website - we're using the 81 word challenge to try and set a World Record for the most contributing authors published in an anthology, so by submitting you could become part of publishing history - for full details on all the challenges, see my writing challenges listing below
101 Words Writing Contest USA Monthly Monthly 101 ? Varies
Notes on 101 Words Competition: Any style / genre - prizes in the past have been cash (small amounts like $10), Amazon gift vouchers, boxes of books etc. - winners published on the website
1,000 Word Challenge UK Quarterly Quarterly 1,000 £5 £100
Notes on 1,000 Word Challenge Competition: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current details - winners published on the website
Ad Hoc Fiction Competition UK Weekly Weekly 150 FREE See notes
Notes on Ad Hoc Fiction Competition: Any style / genre - run by Bath Flash Fiction Award - winner earns free entry into the Bath Flash Fiction award (usually £9) which offers a £1,000 top prize
Alsina Flash Fiction Contests UK Varies Varies Varies FREE £50
Notes on Alsina Competition: Styles, genres and themes vary - one of the contests is for flash fiction story collections - they also run short story comps - winning stories translated and recorded in multiple languages and distributed electronically through an app
Artificium Short Fiction Competitions UK Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
Notes on Artificium Very Short Fiction Competition: Any style / genre but themes vary so check website for current details - also run short story competitions
Avid Writers The Sunday Saga Flash Fiction Competition UK Weekly Weekly 500 £2.50 £25
Notes on Avid Writers Competition: Any style / genre, but you have to choose from 3 lines of dialogue every Sunday to include in your story, so see website for current details - winner published in Spotlight
(b)OINK Flash and Micro Fiction Contests USA Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies
Notes on (b)OINK Contests: Any style / genre, but some are themed so check website for current details - they run frequent competitions, sometimes as often as monthly - prizes of up to $500
Cafe Aphra Flash Fiction Fridays UK Varies Varies 500 FREE None
Notes on Cafe Aphra: Any style / genre - stories published every two or three weeks on a Friday - always open to submissions
Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge USA Varies Varies 99 FREE None
Notes on Carrot Ranch Competition: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current details - stories must be exactly 99 words in length - winners published on Carrot Ranch website
Chris Fielden's Flash Fiction Writing Challenges UK Never closes Everyone is a winner Varies FREE See notes

Notes on Chris's Writing Challenges: Any style or genre but each challenge is themed, so check the link for current challenges - word limits vary from 50 to 200 words - ALL entries are published on christopherfielden.com - every time 100 stories are received, Chris publishes an anthology in professional print and eBook formats and distributes them all over the planet - all the proceeds from book sales are donated to different charities - challenges currently running: 1. Adverb Challenge - 2. Nonsense Challenge - 3. Sensory Challenge - 4. 81 Word Challenge - 5. Cliché Challenge - 6. Preposition Challenge

Comps & Calls Flash Weekly UK Weekly Weekly Varies FREE £10
Notes on Comps & Calls Competition: Any style or genre but theme changes each week, so check website for details - story length varies from 100 words to 999 words
Didcot Writers Monthly Competition UK Monthly Monthly 500 FREE See notes
Notes on Didcot Writers Competition: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current theme - prize is publication on the Didcot Writers website
Dorset Fiction Award UK Bi-Annually Bi-Annually 1,000 £7 £500
Notes on Dorset Fiction Award: Any style / genre - winners published in digital anthology - the competition supports a different charity each time it runs
Flash Fiction 500 Competition UK Quarterly Quarterly 500 £5 £300
Notes on Flash Fiction 500 Competition: Any style / genre - winners published in Word With Jam magazine
Grindstone Flash Fiction Competition UK Quarterly Quarterly Varies Varies Varies
Notes on Grindstone Competition: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current details - winners published on Grindstone's website - prizes have been up to £250 in the past, but they do vary
Horror Scribes' Flash Contest UK Quarterly Quarterly 300 £3 £100
Notes on Horror Scribes' Contest: Horror - winners published on website and/or in newsletter
London Independent Story Prize UK Quarterly Quarterly 300 £7 £100
Notes on London Independent Prize: Any style / genre - winners published on website and in anthology

Microcosms Flash Fiction Competitions

UK/USA Weekly Weekly 300 FREE See notes
Notes on Microcosms Competition: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current details - they sometimes give prizes, like free books - if you win, you are invited to judge the contest the following week - winners published in anthology
Nowhere.Ink's $100 Weekly Writing Contest USA Weekly Weekly 500 $2 $100
Notes on Nowhere.Ink Contest: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current details - winner published on website - winner also receives a copy of The Literary Hack, a quarterly magazine, and is considered for publication in it
QuicFic Flash Fiction Writing Contest USA Biannually Biannually 600 $5 $20*
Notes on QuicFic Contest: Any style / genre except erotica - winner published on website - prize paid as a $20 Amazon voucher
Reflex Fiction UK Quarterly Quarterly 360 £7 £1,000
Notes on Reflex Flash Fiction Competition: The inaugural competition was free to enter with a £100 prize - there is now an entry fee but the top prize is 10 x bigger, so full details can be found on the big prize list below
Retreat West Themed Flash Competition UK Quarterly Quarterly 500 £8 £100
Notes on Retreat West Competition: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current details - winners published on the Retreat West website and in monthly newsletter
Senior Travel Expert's Writing Competition UK Bi-Annually Bi-Annually 750 FREE £100
Notes on Senior Travel Expert's Competition: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current theme - fiction and non-fiction entries accepted - winners published on website
Stirling Robyns Publishing Flash & Micro Fiction Competitions UK/USA Quarterly Quarterly See notes $3 $100
Notes on Stirling Robyns Competition: Any style / genre - winners published in anthology and on website - flash fiction contest has a maximum word count of 1,000 words, micro fiction is 300

The Short Story (TSS) Flash Fiction 500

UK Quarterly Quarterly 400 £5 £400
Notes on TSS Competition: Any style / genre - winning stories published online to a significant flash fiction readership - 1st place winners nominated for the Best Small Fiction Awards
Third Word Great Eighty Flash Fiction Competition UK Biweekly Biweekly 80 FREE £20
Notes on Third Word Competition: Any style / genre but stories must be exactly 80 words long - winners published in anthology that supports the homeless, but writers also receive a royalty from sales
Sweek Microfiction Competition Holland Every 3 weeks Every 3 weeks 200 FREE See notes
Notes on Sweek Competition: Any style / genre - winner receives a masterclass course of their choice + publication on the website
University of Chester Flash Magazine UK Bi-Annually Bi-Annually 360 FREE See notes
Notes on Flash Magazine: Any style / genre - this is one of the most respected flash fiction / micro fiction publications on the market - while there is no monetary prize, winners are published in a highly prestigious, industry leading magazine
Wax Poetry and Art Magazine's Flash Fiction Contest Canada Monthly Monthly 300 FREE See notes
Notes onWax Poetry And Art Contest: Any style / genre - there is no monetary prize, but winners are published online and in print and will receive royalties from sales
Wild Words Writing Competition UK Bi-Annually Bi-Annually 1,000 £7 See notes
Notes on Wild Words Competition: Any style / genre - themed, so check the website for the current them - winner receives mentoring session and their story is published on the website
Writing Maps A3 Review Short Fiction Contest UK Monthly Monthly 150 $5 £175
Notes on Writing Maps A3 Review Contest: Any style / genre - competition cycle lasts six months - each month, two entries win publication in the A3 Review - three overall winning entries receive cash prizes - yes, entry fee is in dollars, that's not a typo
YeahWrite Super Challenge USA Bi-Annually Bi-Annually 1,000 $25 See notes
Notes on YeahWrite Challenge: Any style / genre, but check website for current prompts - prize varies (historically it's been between $85 and $120) - every writer receives feedback on their work - YeahWrite also run free weekly challenges for both fiction and creative non-fiction (word limit: 750) as well as a monthly microprose challenge (under 100)
Zeroflash UK Monthly Monthly 300 FREE £10
Notes on Zeroflash Competition: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current details - winner also receives an illustration and audio performance of their story, plus an interview with Uprising Review

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Flash Fiction Writing Course

Prestigious / Big Prize Flash Fiction Competitions

This list contains details of well established, respected flash fiction competitions that offer big monetary prizes and large doses of kudos for winning writers.

Competition Country Closing Date Winners Announced Max Words Entry Fee Top Prize
Bath Flash Fiction Award UK Tri-Annually Tri-Annually 300 £9 £1,000
Notes on the Bath Flash Fiction Award: Any style / genre (except children's) - early-bird entry fee of £7.50 for 1 entry, £12 for 2 or £18 for 3 - winners published on website and in an anthology which includes stories from winners, shortlisted and longlisted entries - published in digital and print formats - some of the organisers are now running a flash fiction festival in Bath
Bridport Prize Flash Fiction Competition UK May November 250 £8 £1,000
Notes on the Bridport Prize Flash Fiction Competition: Any style / genre - winners published in anthology
César Egido International Flash Fiction Competition Spain November ? 100 FREE $20,000
Notes on the César Egido Competition: Any style / genre - usually runs every 2 years, but check website as fequency does vary - winners published in anthology - look under 'What We Do' on the website for competition details - when entering, please use the code 48141 so they know you heard about the competition through my website, many thanks! - in 2017, there were 43,185 entries from 172 countries, so competition is somewhat fierce...
Fiction War Competition USA Quarterly Quarterly 1,000 $25 $1,000
Notes on the Fiction War Competition: Any style / genre, but check website for current prompt - 15 finalists are paid and published in Fiction War Magazine, in Kindle eBook and bookstore-quality softcover journal formats
Fish Publishing Flash Fiction Prize Ireland February April 300 €14 €1,000
Notes on Fish Publishing Prize: Any style / genre - winning stories published in the Fish Anthology
Gotham Writers Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize NY, USA March June 750 $25 $1,000
Notes on Gotham Writers Competition: Any style / genre - winner receives cash prize plus 10 week writing course through Gotham Writers' Workshop in NYC or online - winning story read at the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space in June and recorded for possible broadcast on radio
New Millennium Flash Fiction Award USA January March 1,000 $20 $1,000
Notes on New Millennium Competition: Any style / genre - winners published in printed anthology and on website
Quantum Shorts Competition Singapore December March 1,000 FREE $1,500
Notes on Quantum Shorts Competition: Any style / genre but themed around quantum physics, so check website for full details - the competition is Biennial and ran in 2017, so 2019, 2021 etc. - winners published on website and receive illustrations to accompany their stories
Reader's Digest 100-Word-Story Competition UK February March 100 FREE £2,000
Notes on Reader's Digest Competition: Any style / genre but entries must be exactly 100 words in length - winners published in Reader's Digest June issue - 1 category for adults and 2 for children, see the children's details on the main short story competitions page
Reflex Fiction UK Quarterly Quarterly 360 £7 £1,000
Notes on Reflex Flash Fiction Competition: Any style / genre - winners (and many of the non-winning entries) are published on the Reflex Fiction website
Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition UK December ? 1,000 £15 £1,000
Notes on Ruth Rendell Competition: Any style / genre - winner commissioned to write four more short stories for InterAct Reading Service - opens for submissions around May
SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction USA May June 1,000 $10 $1,500
Notes on SmokeLong Quarterly Award: Any style / genre - $10 entry fee allows 2 entries - they announce free entry days, so check updates regularly - winner and minimum of 14 finalists will be published in SmokeLong Quarterly - run biennially (2018, 2020 etc.)

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Annual Flash Fiction Contests

This table lists flash fiction competitions that are run once a year.

Competition Country Closing Date Winners Announced Max Words Entry Fee Top Prize
Arkbound Writing Competition UK November December 1,000 £3 £100
Notes on Arkbound Competition: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current details - overall winner is featured in Boundless, a printed magazine - Arkbound also run other competitions from time to time
Asymmetry Flash Fiction Contest USA Janaury March 1,000 $2 $40
Notes on Asymmetry Contest: Speculative fiction - themed so check website for current details - winners published on website
Eyelands International Flash Fiction Contest Greece March June 500 €5 See notes
Notes on Eyelands Competition: Any style / genre - winner receives a free holiday on the island of Crete - winners and shortlist published in an anthology
Farnham Flash Festival Competition UK June June 500 £5 £100
Notes on FFF Competition: Any style / genre - there are four age categories: 7 to 11, 12 to 14, 14 to 18 and over 18 - winning stories performed at awards ceremony and published in festival book
Fiction Desk Flash Fiction Prize UK September November 1,000 £5 £300
Notes on Fiction Desk Competition: Any style / genre - winners published in the Fiction Desk anthology
Field of Words Flash Fiction Competition Australia May June 1,000 A$10 A$200
Notes on Field of Words Competition: Any style / genre - open to Australian and international residents over 18 only - winners published on Field of Words website - runner up receives a cash prize too
Golfwell's Annual Golf Story Writing Competition New Zealand February March 700 FREE $125
Notes on Golfwell's Competition: Any style / genre but themed around golf - winners published on the website and in book - they accept fiction and non-fiction entries
Iceland Writers Retreat Writing Contest Iceland November December 500 FREE See notes
Notes on Iceland Writers Retreat Competition: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current theme - top prize is a place at the Iceland Writers Retreat, including accommodation - also accept poetry and non-fiction

Mere Literary Festival Short Story Competition

UK September October 350 £2 £50
Notes on MLF Competition: Any style / genre - themed and written in a week - the theme is released at the end of September and the deadline is a week later - alternates between flash fiction 1 year and poetry the next
Pennine Ink Short Story Competition UK July September 500 £3 £50
Notes on Pennine Competition: Any style / genre - themed, so check website for current details - winner published in Pennine Ink Magazine and on the website
Polar Expressions Publishing Short Story Competition Canada July ? 750 FREE C$500
Notes on Polar Expressions Competition: Any style / genre - you must be a Canadian resident to enter - winners published in an anthology
The Prescot Festival Short Story Competition UK May June 1,000 FREE £100
Notes on Prescot Festival Competition: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current details - only open to unpublished writers living in the six Merseyside boroughs of Liverpool - winners published in Prescot Parish Magazine
Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize UK September January 500 £10 £250
Notes on Retreat West Flash Prize: Any style / genre except children's - 2nd prize £150, 3rd prize £75 - all winning and shortlisted stories published in anthology with independent press, Urbane Publications
Salisbury Literary Festival Story Prize UK September October 500 FREE See notes

Notes on Salisbury Literary Festival Prize : Any style / genre, but must use a given story title, so see website for full details - winner receives 2 places on the Professional Writing Academy's 'Find Your Writing Voice' course, worth £495 - winners published in Salisbury Journal - also run children's competition

(see this page for special offer on PWA's short fiction course)

Segora International Vignette Competition France June August 300 £5 £100
Notes on Segora Competition: Any style / genre - winners published on website and invited to a presentation event in France
Stroud Book Festival Writing Competition UK July September 500 £5 £500
Notes on Stroud Book Festival Competition: Any style, subject or theme - winners announced at the festival
Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival Very Short Fiction Contest USA November February 1,000 $10 $500
Notes on Tennessee Williams Contest: Any style / genre - winners published in New Orleans Review and receive tickets to Panels and Master Classes at Festival
The Casket of Fictional Delights Flash Fiction Competition UK May October 300 £5 £150
Notes on The Casket of Fictional Delights Competition: Any style / genre - winners published on website - the 10 winning stories will be professionally recorded and broadcast as audio stories on iTunes and other platforms
Wimbledon Bookfest Short Story Competition UK July October 250 £10 £50
Notes on Wimbledon Bookfest Competition: Themed, so check website for current theme (look in NEWS section of the site) - winners published in 'Bookfest Book of Stories' anthology - 12 short listed stories are read at Wimbledon Bookfest and audience hold a secret ballot to decide the winner
Women in Comedy Festival Comedy Writing Competition UK October October 1,000 £3 £50
Notes on Women In Comedy Competition: Comedy - short stories, sketches and monologues - winners stories performed at the festival and published on the website

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One-Off Flash Fiction Competitions

This table will list one-off flash fiction contests.

Competition Country Closing Date Winners Announced Max Words Entry Fee Top Prize
Gotham Writers 'A Very Short Story Contest' USA 14th May 2018 14th June 2018 10 FREE See notes
Notes on Gotham Writers Competition: Any style / genre - winner receives a free class with Gotham Writers - winners published on website
Theatre Cloud's Tell a Tale: Gothic Fiction UK 21st April 2018 16th May 2018 500 FREE £300
Notes on Theatre Cloud's Competition: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for prompt - winner's published on the Theatre Cloud website
YSCI-FI Flash Fiction Competition UK 28th February 2018 13st March 2018 1,000 FREE $250
Notes on YSCI-FI Competition: Any style / genre

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Other Flash Fiction Competition Lists

Here are some other useful lists of flash fiction competitions:

Flash Fiction Writing Course

A History of Closed Flash Fiction Competitions

This table will contain a history of previously listed flash fiction competitions that have closed.

Competition Country Closing Date Winners Announced Max Words Entry Fee Top Prize
1,000 Words or Less Flash Fiction Australia Varies Varies 1,000 Varies Varies
Notes on 1,000 Words or Less Competition: Any style / genre - top prize up to $1,000 - prize money paid in Australian dollars - winners published in printed book and eBook - CLOSED, website not updated since March 2016, so retired listing 2017
Ann and Dan Very Short Story Contest USA March March 1,000 FREE $25
Notes on Ann & Dan Contest: Any style / genre - winning stories published on the Ann & Dan website - limited to 100 entries max (1 per author) - WEBSITE NOT UPDATED SINCE 2016, so removed from lists Jan 2018
Fun Palaces: WriteScience Competition UK July September 250 FREE See notes
Notes on Fun Palaces Competition: Any style / genre but themed around science - open to UK residents only - winners published on website and performed at reading events - competition is judged by a very prestigious panel CLOSED 2016
Garden Gate Arts Ms Shakespeare Through Time UK 3rd January 2018 10th January 2018 1,000 FREE See notes
Notes on Garden Gate Arts Competition: Any style / genre of prose or dramatic monologue - only open to women who live in Yorkshire - 3 winners commissioned to write monologue, paid £300 and their work will be performed at Huddersfield Literature Festival - CLOSED, was a one-off
Luna Press Publishing Writing Contest Scotland April May 500 £1.50 See notes
Notes on Luna Press Competition: Science fiction, fantasy & dark fantasy - winners published on website - up to 5 winners have prize pot (generated by entry fees) split between them - NO LONGER RUNNING, removed from lists Jan 2018
Mash Stories Flash Fiction Competition USA Quarterly Quarterly 500 FREE $100
Notes on Mash Stories Competition: Any style / genre, but stories must be based on 3 random objects so see website for current details - winners published on the website - CLOSED October 2016
Modern Art By Post Competition Scotland Monthly Monthly 75 FREE See notes
Notes on Modern Art By Post Competition: Any style / genre but must be inspired by a painting, so see the Modern Art website for full details - winner receives an original painting of their choice (subject to availability) + publication on the website - competition runs monthly, or each time 20 stories are received - CLOSED due to illness, removed from lists Jan 2018
Modern Art By Post Competition Scotland 28th February 2017 March 2017 75 FREE See notes
Notes on Modern Art By Post Competition: Due to the success of the inaugural competition, this has now being run tri-annually, so see the regular competitions list above for full details
Nine Voices Writing Competition UK 31st August 2017 September 2017 199 £5 £100
Notes on Nine Voices Competition: Any style / genre - any proceeds from the competition are donated to PMR GCA UK - CLOSED, was a one-off
Prescot Festival Short Story Competition UK May June 1,000 FREE £100
Notes on Prescot Festival Competition: Any style / genre but themed so check website for current theme - winner published on the Prescot Festival website - COMPETITION NO LONGER MENTIONED ON WEBSITE, so removed listing Jan 2018
Sweek Short Writing Contest Holland 25th of June 12th July 2017 500 FREE €75
Notes on The Writers in Oxford Competition: Any style / genre - winners published on website - CLOSED, was a one-off
Tethered by Letters 'Don't Blink Or You'll Miss It' Twitter Competition USA Monthly Monthly See notes FREE See notes
Notes on TBL Blink Competition: Any style / genre - stories must comply with Twitter (under 140 characters) using the hashtag #BlinkTBL - winner receives a copy of F(r)iction and gets a story edited for free by the judge - NO LONGER MENTIONED ON WEBSITE, so removed listing Jan 2018
The Useless Beauty of Maupassant Short Story Award UK January March 10 FREE See notes
Notes on TUBoM Award: Any style / genre - yes, the word limit is 10, it's not a misprint :-) - winner receives 50 copies of limited edition book containing the winning stories, a bottle of Absinthe designed by a local artist and a 1783 copy of The Arabian Nights (VOL. II) - CLOSED DUE TO POOR QUALITY OF WORKS SUBMITTED, so removed from lists Jan 2018
The Write Contest USA Bimonthly Bimonthly 350 $15 $100
Notes on The Write Contest: Any style / genre but themed, so check website for current theme - winners are published on The Write Contest website and Facebook group - WEBSITE NO LONGER EXISTS, removed from lists Jan 2018
The Writers in Oxford Young Oxfordshire Writers Competition UK 31st August 2017 November 2017 500 FREE £350
Notes on The Writers in Oxford Competition: Any style / genre but stories must be inspired by Oxford - winners published on website and in The Oxford Writer Newsletter - CLOSED, was a one-off
Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Short Story Contest UK August October 500 See notes See notes
Notes on Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest : Humorous style, check website for current theme - FREE entry means a top prize of £50; £5 paid entry means a top prize of £100 - winning stories published in Verbolatry newsletter and on website - NOT RUN SINCE 2016, so removed from lists Jan 2018
Wellness Retreats For Women 'Write A Book, Rewrite Your Life' Contest USA 4th April 2017 5th April 2017 250 FREE $100
Notes on Wellness Retreats For Women Contest: Any style, but themed so check website for details - all entries published on blog - CLOSED 2017, was a one-off

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Kevin C
You may have already heard this from others, but the Mash flash fiction competition has now ceased operating, sadly.

Chris Fielden
Hi Kevin. Oh, that’s a shame.

I didn’t know, so thanks for letting me know.

I’ll update the page accordingly.

Shirley M
Hi Chris, the 1,000 words or less comp page in Australia just seems to go up to 2016, can't find 2017 details, so maybe defunct?

Chris Fielden
Thanks for letting me know, Shirley.

I've contacted the people who run the competition, but retired the listing for now as the site is over 12 months out of date.

I'll reinstate the listing if I hear back.

Jason L
Hi. Do you have a free flash fiction competition?

Chris Fielden
Hi Jason. I run a lot of free flash fiction writing challenges. You can learn about the challenges here.

If that's not what you're looking for, there are quite a few free competitions in the lists above.

Marina N
I've discovered Sweek thanks to your awesome list, sir! And can't thank you enough for that. That is an excellent platform for aspiring writers allowing us to grow via free reading, writing, and sharing. Love their flash fiction contests!

Also, adore Ad Hoc Fiction.

Heartfelt thanks!

Chris Fielden
Thanks, Marina - very kind of you to say so :-)

I hope you're writing is going well!

Samuel N
Thanks for the information.

Chris Fielden
No problem, Samuel :-)