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 2015 is £300. There is a second prize of £100 and a third prize of £50. The three winners will also be published in an upcoming Fiction Desk anthology.
Entries should be between 250 and 1,000 words in length. The entry fee is £5 per story, and the closing date is May 31st, 2015. Winners will be announced in July.
The competition will be judged by Rob Redman, editor of the anthology series and founder of The Fiction Desk.
Before entering, you might find it helpful to read last year's winners, published in our anthology There Was Once a Place.
To enter the competition, or to view our full terms of entry, please use our online form: