We're regularly approached by authors whose stories are too short to fit into our regular anthology series. In order to accommodate some of these shorter works, and provide more variety for our readers, we run an annual flash fiction competition.
The first prize for 2014 is £200 and there are four runner-up prizes of £25; the winner and runners-up will also be published in an upcoming Fiction Desk anthology.
Entrants might find it helpful to read last year's winners, published in our anthology Because of What Happened.
Our Flash Fiction Competition for 2014 is now closed. Winners will be announced around the beginning of March.
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