Do you write flash fiction? Northampton Literature Group Writing Circle’s 2014 Flash Fiction competition is now open. It is run by the writing circle who will judge it, and I, as Head Judge, will have the final say in the event of a tie.
You have until midnight (UK time) on 30th June to enter your <500-word stories which cost just £2 each or 3 for £5 to submit. You’re welcome to send as many stories as you like. No theme and the competition is open to writers of any age and nationality, located anywhere in the world.
Prizes: £50, £35, £15 and seven (unpaid) Highly Commended.
Good luck and do remember that writing is mostly about practice. If you’ve never written a <500-word story before, give it a go. Once you’ve written a few, you’ll find it easier to keep it short. If you have already written a longer story, try summing it in one or two sentences. Now add a bit of detail to, say, 100 words. Now add a bit more… and a bit more… This will also help when writing synopses of your novel, or an outline (plan) for the one you’ve always wanted to write.