First Prize of £200, Second Prize of £150 and Third Prize of £100. The winners and other highly commended entries will be published in issue 65.
The competition will open on 1st October 2016 and close on 19th November 2016. Winning entrants will be announced on the Tears in the Fence website https://tearsinthefence.com/flashfiction site on 7th January 2017.
Submissions may be done on http://tearsinthefence.com or by post to Tears in the Fence
Flash Fiction Competition, Portman Lodge, Durweston, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0QA, England
RULES AND GUIDELINES
All entries must be unpublished and 400 words or less and the original work of the author.
There is no set Theme.
There is no limit to the number of entries that one person may submit.
Entries may not be submitted elsewhere for the duration of the competition.
This competition is open to anyone over the age of 16 years.
The editors of Tears in the Fence will judge this competition.
The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
All entries will be judged anonymously and considered for publication.
Please do not put your name, address, email or any identifying marks on the Word or rtf document in which you enclose your flash fiction.
No entry form is required.
Please enter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org through the Submissions page on the magazine’s website or post to Tears in the Fence with a separate covering letter and appropriate fee.
Entries must be accompanied by submission fees of £5 for a single submission, £7.50 for two and £10 for three. More than three flash fictions should be made on another entry.
Entries are only included in the competition when payment is received by PayPal, follow the instructions on the DONATE button on the magazine’s website, or by cheque, made out to Tears in the Fence.