Tuesday, 24 October 2017
The RW Flash Fiction Prize 2017
Judge: Tania Hershman
Tania Hershman’s first collection, The White Road and Other Stories (Salt, 2008), was commended by the judges of the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers, and contains flash fiction and short stories inspired by science. Her second story collection, My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions, was published in May 2012 by Tangent Books and contains fifty six very short fictions. Tania’s first book of poetry, Nothing Here Is Wild, Everything Is Open,won 2nd prize in the Fool For Poetry chapbook contest and was published by Southword Editions in Feb 2016. Her stories and poems have won various prizes, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, been published, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4 & performed.
Tania’s third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, will be published by Unthank Books, and her debut poetry collection, Terms & Conditions, by Nine Arches Press. Tania is curator of ShortStops (www.shortstops.info), celebrating short story activity across the UK & Ireland. www.taniahershman.com
1st Place: £250
2nd Place £150
3rd Place £75
All winning and shortlisted stories published in the annual anthology.
£10 for 1 story
£18 for 2 stories
£25 for 3 stories
Deadline: 29th October 2017
Word Count: Up to 500 (title not included)
Writing a winning story: The best way to discover what kind of stories impress the initial readers and the judges is to read them. The 2016 winning and shortlisted stories have all been published in the anthology, What Was Left, available in paperback and ebook.
Submit stories written in English through Submittable using the button below by 23.45 GMT on the deadline date (sorry late entries will not be included)
Do not include your name on the story or submission title but provide a short bio in the body of the email All stories are read anonymously so any showing the author’s name will be disqualified.
Stories must be your own original work and not have been published online or in print, or have won any other competitions (longlisted and shortlisted places in other competitions is fine)
By entering the competition you agree to your story being published in the winners’ anthology
Simultaneous submissions are allowed but if your story wins a prize or is published prior to the winner’s announcement your entry will become ineligible and entry fees will not be refunded
Stories can be in any genre apart from children’s fiction
You can enter up to 3 stories
The judge’s decision is final
Anthologies and cash prizes will be presented at a launch event
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