Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Micro-fiction comp - 100 word stories

National Flash Fiction Day (UK) are starting off the year with a micro-fiction competition. They are looking for fantastic flash-fictions of 100 words or fewer. From NFFD: "They can be on any subject or theme, as long as they are going to blow our minds, knock our socks off and eradicate our clichés."

  • Cathy Bryant - flash-fictioneer, poet, editor, and winner of the 2012 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for bad writing.
  • Tom Gillespie - flash-fictioneer, lecturer, and author of the novel Painting by Numbers (2012)
  • Kevlin Henney - all round fiction-writer, and winner of the 2012 NFFD Flash-Fiction Slam in Oxford.
  • Emma Lannie - widely published and respected flash-fictioneer, with a story in the recent collection Overheard, from Salt.
  • Kirsty Logan - writer, editor and all round literary person.
  • Angela Readman - a poet, a flash-fictioneer, and not just that but also the winner of this competition last year.
Closing date: Friday 8th March 2013 (at midnight in the UK) and the winners will be announced in early April.

You do not have to be a UK resident to enter, this competition is open to any writer anywhere in the world.

Your story should be no longer than 100 words. This does NOT include the title.

The competition is free to enter.

Send your story as a Word document attached to an email. Do not put your name in the attachment, just the title of your story. In the email, please include a short bio and the title of your story so we can synch you with your story. Send to:

NFFD will not consider any entries which they consider to be offensive or defamatory. They are looking for new stories, so no previously published works. No simultaneous submissions.


These are yet to be finalised but will comprise a selection of books from Salt Publishing, Comma Press and Gumbo Press, plus copies of Jawbreakers the NFFD2012 anthology.

In addition, the winning stories will be used in the publicity material for NFFD 2013 and, we hope, in a second anthology to appear in June.

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