Women’s Fiction Awards 2018: Flash Fiction Competition



1st Prize: £500

Three other finalists will each receive £50. All four winning stories will be published in the March issue of Mslexia.

Judge: Meg Pokrass, editor of New Flash Fiction Review and curator of the Flash Fiction Festival UK
Fee: £5 per story
Closing date: 1 October 2018

We’re excited to open for entries to our second Flash Fiction Competition, now part of the Mslexia Women’s Fiction Awards – the category for writers who prefer to keep their storytelling concise. Our judge, Meg Pokrass, is a flash fiction expert, perfectly placed to find the very best of our entries, four of which will then will be published in Mslexia in March 2019.

The competition is open to women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes flash fiction of up to 300 words in length (not including the title). If you would also like to enter a short story, please click here.

All genres welcome. Please include a cover sheet for your entry.

Please ensure you’ve read the rules and FAQs before entering.

For any questions about your entry, email competitions@mslexia.co.uk, or call 0191 204 8860.

Each entry fee allows you to submit one piece of flash fiction. If you would like to enter more than one piece, please ensure you select the correct number of entries below.

An entry form page will open automatically after payment. If this does not happen, or if you would like to send your work at a later date, please use the link in the payment confirmation email to access the entry form.

If you have left it until the last minute to enter and hit a snag whilst paying or uploading your work, please DO NOT panic: simply send an email to competitions@mslexia.co.uk, with your details and your entry/ies attached, straight away (so that we know you tried to enter within the deadline). We will contact you when the office is open to confirm your entry and arrange payment if necessary.

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