Byron Writers Festival invites you to participate in our inaugural Flash Fiction Competition!
Write a 200-word short story that includes that includes the word ‘hope’.
Submissions open 2 June and close 2 July
Winners announced Friday 13 July
The winner will receive a 3-Day Festival Pass
Two runners up will each receive a Sunday Pass
Top three entries will be published in our member magazine northerly, on our website blog and shared on social media
Top ten entries will be displayed throughout the 2018 Byron Writers Festival site
Maximum 200 words
Electronic registrations and submissions only. No correspondence or feedback will be given, and only winners will be notified.
$10 entry fee per submission, paid upon registration.
Please use Arial, 12-point font.
How to enter
Follow the link to register and pay the entry fee.
Email your story as a Word Document to [email protected]. Please include your receipt number in your email.
So… what is Flash Fiction?
Flash Fiction is the umbrella term for the very short story – and it’s springing up everywhere – on postcards, bus stops, phones, zines, soundcloud, carved into bridges, and flashed across digital billboards.
But there’s more to writing a pithy short story than scribbling a quick vignette. Like any writing that catches the eye and lingers in the mind, there must be a hook through conflict, tension, characterization, plot, and a carefully controlled narrative arc. Crafting flash fiction is like crafting any short story – with fewer words. Every syllable must pull its weight.
Want to learn more or have an idea but don’t know how to go about it? Make sure you sign up for Emma Ashmere’s Flash Fiction workshop, Saturday 2 June.