Monday, 5 February 2018

National Flash Fiction Youth Competition - Best Be Quick


National Flash Fiction Youth Competition


The annual National Flash Fiction Youth Competition, founded in 2013, is organized by the Department of English, University of Chester, and the International Flash Fiction Association (IFFA). The winning story is published in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine.


The National Flash Fiction Youth Competition 2018

The National Flash Fiction Youth Competition 2018 is open for entries.

Stories must be no more than 360 words (including the title) and be by current AS-level, A-level, or Scottish Higher students aged 16–19 and studying in the UK.

Click here for further guidelines.

Judges:

Dr David Swann, author of The Privilege of Rain: Time Among the Sherwood Outlaws and Stronger Faster Shorter: Flash Fictions.

Drs Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler, editors of Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazineand tutors on the University of Chester’s BA Creative Writing (Combined Honours).

Prizes:
1st Prize: £100
2nd Prize: £75
3rd Prize: £50

The prizes will be paid in Waterstones vouchers. The winning story will be published in the April 2018 issue of Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine and all three stories will be published on this website. Submission to the competition grants Flash and the University of Chester permission to publish the stories. Copyright remains with the author.

The decision of the judges is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Deadline for entries: 8 February 2018.

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