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Flash Fiction


Our 2021 Women’s Flash Fiction Competition will open on 1 June, with a closing date of 20 September. 

The competition is for complete short fiction narratives  of up to 300 words, in any genre for adult and/or young adult readers. The 1st prize is £500 and  the winning entry and three finalists will be published in Mslexia. 

Previous judges include Kit de Waal, Meg Pokrass, Kathy Fish and Ingrid Jendrzejewski.

Current Competitions

Our 2020 Flash Fiction Competition is currently closed. If you entered and would like to know what happens next, check our FAQs.

Flash Fiction Winner
Blue hills yonder by Joanna Wills
Meet the Flash Fiction winner

Blue hills yonder by Joanna Wills