Submit your flashes to National Flash Fiction Day’s Micro Competition and Anthology!

National Flash Fiction Day UK is on Saturday 24th June 2017, and we are open for submissions for our Micro Fiction Competition and our Annual Anthology! Entry for both are free!

Competition: There is no theme for our competition, so feel free to send us up to three of your stories that are 100 words or fewer! Deadline for entries for our Micro Fiction Competition is Friday 31st March 2017. You can find out more information here: http://nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/comp.html

Anthology: Once again we are delighted to open ourselves up to submissions for the annual NFFD anthology. This year the theme is Life As You Know It.

This year’s editors will be the Co-Director of National Flash-Fiction Day, Santino Prinzi, and renowned flash-fiction writer, Meg Pokrass.

We want stories inspired by the lens of your own experiences, stories that navigate life and the world as only your characters know how. Tales of hope, loss, fear, and resilience. Flashes about identity, vulnerability, and triumph. We want you to harness and make use of your own experiences in fiction: What are your secrets? What makes you cry? What keeps you awake? Feel free to interpret “life as you know it” however you like, but your flashes must fit the theme in some way.

However you care to work with our theme, we want to read your stories. The word limit is 500 words, and you can submit up to 3 stories. Please include them in the email as MS Word attachments, and follow all the guidelines below.

All writers who have a story selected for the anthology will receive a free print copy of the book upon publication. Deadline for entries for our Anthology is Friday 14th April 2017.

You can find out more information here: http://nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/anth.html

This year we will be launching the anthology the U.K.’s first ever Flash Fiction Literary Festival, which will be taking place in Bath.

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National Flash Fiction Day Bristol celebrations

Pero's Bridge cr Judy DarleyNational Flash Fiction Day is on Saturday 25th June 2016, with free events to celebrate fiction in its shortest forms.

In the morning (10:30–12:00) we have a Flash Walk around Bristol centre and harbourside, with site-specific flashes being read by trained actors along the route. Find details of how your tales can be included here and here.

In the afternoon (13:30–16:30) we have a workshop at Bristol Central Library led by award-winning writers Alison Powell and Ken Elkes. Find details here.

In the evening (19:00–22:00) at At the Well on Cheltenham Road, Bristol, we’ll have flash readings from local and not-so-local writers: Alison Powell, Calum Kerr, Diane Simmons, Freya Morris, Jude Higgins, Judy Darley, Ken Elkes, Kevlin Henney, Pete Sutton, Tim Stevenson, Tino Prinzi and Tom Parker. Find details here.

Don’t forget, attendance of each event is free of charge, so come along, listen to tales, be inspired, write a few words, and discover new authors all in celebration of flash fiction!

 

Write a Bristol Flash

Bristol Millennium Square
As part of the National Flash-Fiction Day celebrations on 25th June 2016, we are plotting a special story walk, and your words can be part of it.

To be in with a chance of being included, all you need to do is send us a piece of flash fiction (between 40 and 400 words), inspired by Bristol’s harbourside area.

The walk will begin at 10.30am outside the main entrance to the Bristol Central Library, ending at Corn Street close to St Nick’s Market, and taking in Millennium Square, Pero’s Bridge, Queen Square and Broad Quay along the way. Selected stories will be shared by trained actors, hopefully capturing the spirit of the location and stirring our imaginations!

The walk will take between an hour and an hour and a half.

Your flashes may be on any theme, and in any genre, as long as they are short. Comedies, tales of betrayal, heartbreak and redemption, ghost stories, space operas and anything else your subconscious serves up are all welcome.

Submit your entries to bristolflash@gmail.com before 9th June 2016.