THE 2017 FLASH FICTION COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Casket of Fictional Delights

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Flash Fiction Competition.

The competition was judged by award winning writer Kit de Waal who says “Flash Fiction is the study of a moment in a much longer narrative. In a few hundred words, the writer must evoke character, place and setting”.

FIRST PLACE

Mam and She Worries by Douglas Bruton
Mam worries ‘bout stuff. Smallest things sometimes. Like when Mrs Kinnear was having her baby and she was rushed to the daytime hospital and no-one had opened the curtains on Mrs Kinnear’s windows.”……

SECOND PLACE

Kala Pani by Neema Shah
There was a smidge of Radha in my pocket, a smattering of her on the cruddy wooden deck. I drew the string together and put the cotton bag in my pocket.”….

THIRD PLACE

The Replacement by Zoe Meager
One year ago, Anne received almost exactly what she wanted for Christmas. It was me. I first detected signs of unease in February. The sideways looks and locked doors.”…

RUNNERS UP

Soiled by Alex Reece Abbott
The Ties that Bind by Gina Headden
Heavyweight Dreams by Louise Mangos
A Womb of One’s Own by Rosie Canning
Checkout Girl by Shirley Golden
Fragile by Shirley Golden
To See a Star by Susan Carey

All the winning stories have been professionally recorded and broadcast as a special audio podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher internet radio and published as a download audio on The Casket website.

2017 Flash Fiction Podcast

Judge’s Report

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition, we have been encouraged and overwhelmed by the response.

If you have not been successful this time there will be another opportunity next year, the 2018 Flash Fiction Competition will open for submissions on 17th March 2018.

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2017 Flash Fiction Competition – LongList Announced

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2017 Flash Fiction Competition LongList Announced

The Casket of Fictional Delights is delighted to announce the publication of the LongList for the 2017 Flash Fiction Competition.  The list is available on The Casket of Fictional Delights website Competitions page.  The list consists of titles only in order to maintain anonymity.  Good Luck to all those on the LongList.  Winners will be announced in September.

LONGLIST Link

Thank you everyone who entered the 2017 Flash Fiction Competition.  If you have not been successful this time there will be another opportunity next year, the 2018 Flash Fiction Competition will open for submissions on 17th March 2018.

This year’s judge is award-winning writer Kit De Waal.

Prizes

  • The winning flash fiction receives a £150 prize.
  • The top three flash fictions will be published on The Casket of Fictional Delights.
  • The top 10 flash fictions will be professionally recorded and broadcast as a special audio podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher.

2017 Flash Fiction Competition – Don’t miss your chance to submit

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2017 Flash Fiction Competition

Closing Date 31st May 2017 

We are looking for entries with a maximum of 300 words (excluding title). The competition is open to anyone over 18.

Judge: Kit de Waal
Entry: £5 per flash fiction, £12.50 for 3 or £20 for 5

PRIZES

  • The winning flash fiction will receive £150.
  • The top three flash fictions will be published on The Casket of Fictional Delights.
  • The top 10 flash fictions will be professionally recorded and broadcast as a special audio podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher, and promoted by The Casket of Fictional Delights.

Full set of rules and writing tips available on the website The Casket of Fictional Delights 

Enter

Good Luck Everyone

Watch our interview with Kit de Waal talking about what she is looking for in a flash fiction

2017 Flash Fiction Competition

The Casket of Fictional Delights

2017 Flash Fiction Competition 

Launched as part of the nationwide Get Creative weekend. We are looking for entries with a maximum of 300 words (excluding title). The competition is open to anyone over 18.

Judge: Kit de Waal
Closing date: 31st May 2017

Entry: £5 per flash fiction, £12.50 for 3 or £20 for 5

PRIZES

  • The winning flash fiction will receive £150.
  • The top three flash fictions will be published on The Casket of Fictional Delights.
  • The top 10 flash fictions will be professionally recorded and broadcast as a special audio podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher, and promoted by The Casket of Fictional Delights.

Full set of rules and writing tips available on the website The Casket of Fictional Delights 

Enter

Good Luck Everyone

Check out our interview with Kit De Waal talking about what she is looking for in a flash fiction

Writers’ Views

The Casket of Fictional Delights has been running for five years and is looking to the future.  Up till now it has been a totally free service but is considering possible ways of recouping some of its running costs. Advertising is a possibility but we really don’t want to go down this route as it would spoil the whole look and feel of the website.

If you could spare a few minutes to complete a survey to help us work out what to do next we would be extremely grateful.  The survey is anonymous.  To compete the Writers’ Views Survey CLICK HERE

Thank you for your time and help it is much appreciated.

Joanna

The Casket of Fictional Delights

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TubeFlash – Last Call for Submissions

The Casket of Fictional Delights sister site TubeFlash is calling for Flash Fiction submissions.

TubeFlash in motion with words

12 London Underground Stations have been paired with 12 brooches.  Flash Fiction stories of 300 words or less inspired by either the station, station area or brooch are sought. Knowledge of London or the Tube is not essential. A new Resources section has been added, providing advice and guidance. Successful writers will have their work published online and recorded by professional actors/voiceover artists as podcasts for iTunes.  This is a great opportunity to be part of a unique anthology of flash fiction. To date 78 stories by new, established and award winning writers have been published.

TubeFlash is part of BBC Arts Creative Writing initiative and is working with partners Spread the Word and the CityLit to bring Flash Fiction to as wide an audience as possible. 

Closing date 31st October 2015.  Entry is free.

Find out more and submit at TubeFlash full T&Cs available on the website

Follow on Twitter @tubeflashtales

TubeFlash is Back – Flash Fiction Submission Sought

The Casket of Fictional Delights sister site TubeFlash is calling for Flash Fiction submissions.

TubeFlash is an exciting writing project looking for Writers to Submit.  TubeFlash is part of BBC Arts Creative Writing initiative and is working with partners Spread the Word and the CityLit to bring Flash Fiction to as wide an audience as possible.  The project is also supported by Transport for London.

12 London Underground Stations have been paired with 12 brooches.  Flash Fiction stories of 300 words or less inspired by either the station, station area or brooch are sought. Knowledge of London or the Tube is not essential. A new Resources section has been added, providing advice and guidance. Successful writers will have their work published online and recorded by professional actors/voiceover artists as podcasts for iTunes.  This is a great opportunity to be part of a unique anthology of flash fiction. To date 78 stories by new, established and award winning writers have been published.

Closing date 31st October 2015, entry is free.

Find out more and submit at TubeFlash full T&Cs available on the website

Follow on Twitter @tubeflashtales