Text Box: Flash Fiction Competition

Welcome to the Flash 500 Competition! When it comes to prizes, it often seems as though flash fiction is the poor relation of writing competitions. This, however, is a flash fiction competition where the prize money truly reflects the skill required to encapsulate an entire story in just 500 words.


This quarterly open-themed competition has closing dates of 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December 2020. The results will be announced within six weeks of each closing date and the three winning entries each quarter will be published on this website.


Entry fee: 5/6.50 for one story, 8/10 for two stories

Optional critiques: 10/13.50 per story


Prizes will be awarded as follows:

First: 300

Second: 200

Third: 100

Highly commended: Paperback copies of Retriever of Souls, Notes from the Margin and Vlad the Inhaler - Hero in the Making


Payment options and entry instructions can be found on the Competition Entry Page