I’m afraid so. For your entry to be considered, you would need to resubmit the chapter, story or poem after payment of a second entry fee.
All entries are given a number under which they are logged together with your name and email address.
No. All entries must be submitted via the online form.
Yes, please use that name when entering.
- What happens if I go over the 500-word limit for the flash fiction competition, or over the 3,000-word limit for the novel opening or short story competitions?
Your entry would be disqualified. Please ensure you keep within the word/line limits.
No changes are allowed after entries have been submitted (see our rules).
Yes. The same applies to work on any site which is publically accessible. (Password protected critique sites, where only members can read the work, would not be considered as published.)
Yes, but you cannot submit any entry which has won one of our cash prizes as the stories are published on our website.
- I don’t have a PayPal account, but would like to pay by credit or debit card. How can I be sure that my card payment is safe?
PayPal is an internationally secure way to make an online payment. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay by credit or debit card.
Yes. Please use the contact button on the menu to ask for further details.
The final results for all our competitions are announced approximately six weeks after the closing dates. However, the long lists and short lists are posted earlier.
Yes, we receive far too many entries for our judges to be able to read them all. Our primary readers are all published writers.
Copyright remains with the author, but entry implies acceptance of Flash 500 being able to publish first, second and third placed winning entries in the flash fiction and short story categories on the website.
Winning entries in the Novel Opening Chapter category will NOT be published on the website.