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Flash Fiction Writing Competition – January 2016

creative writing competition


1st Prize: £500

2nd Prize: £300

3rd Prize: £200

4th Prize: £100

Closing date: 31st January 2016

Entry fee: £3.50 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

Feeling a little creative? Why not enter our brand new Flash Fiction creative writing competition? This year, we have decided to provide one fantastic writing competition a month and have increased the prize money so now you have even more chances of winning a fabulous cash prize. 

To be in with a chance of winning, take a look at the photo above and craft a story around the scene in just 700 words or less. Your story must be unique and previously unpublished, plus, with a limited word count, you must have a very definite idea of your plot. Follow the rules carefully and you could be one of our proud winners. 


You must be aged 18 or over

Open to writers worldwide

Maximum word count is 700 including the title

Must be unpublished and an original work of fiction

You may enter multiple submissions providing the correct fees are paid

You must enter on or before the closing date

Submissions must be written in English

We welcome imaginative interpretations of the theme

Submissions must be added to the body of the email (unless otherwise specified) and sent to:

Please mark the email subject line with the name of the competition i.e. Flash Fiction January 2016

If you are a Write, Learn and Publish member, you are entitled to enter for free, please mark the subject line with your membership number.

Payment must be made via PayPal. Please add the PayPal transaction reference number (given once payment is made) to your email. Alternatively, please include the PayPal email associated with the payment as this helps us to speed up the process.



Please note that we only publish the overall winning submission as this enables all other submissions to be submitted elsewhere. Copyright remains with the author.

We allow 12 weeks from the competition closing date to award, announce and publish the winning entry.

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