February Round-Up


National Flash Fiction Day is calling for flash fiction on the theme of “Doors” for its annual anthology, and for entries to its microfiction competition, deadline 15 March for both. Reflex Fiction has announced its Autumn 2018 winners – and the Spring flash fiction contest is now open, deadline Feb 28th. Writers HQ has announced its new quarterly flash competition, for stories up to 500 words, deadline 31 March.


Lit Mags

Fictive Dream is calling for submissions. Tales from the Forest is calling for submissions for its tenth issue, which is unthemed, deadline Feb 17.


Live Lit  

Story Friday is calling for submissions on the theme “Invitation”, deadline 11 March, for their event in Bath on 22 March.


Mentoring & Courses

Word Factory is looking for four emerging short story writers to take part in its Apprentice Award programme, deadline Feb 7. 



Spotlight Books is calling for short fiction manuscripts from English writers from underrepresented backgrounds, deadline 24 Feb.


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