2018 Flash Fiction Competition

The Casket of Fictional Delights

HURRY CLOSING DATE 31st MAY 2018

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

Judge: David Gaffney

Entry: £5 per Flash Fiction. 

Prizes                

  • The winning Flash Fiction will receive £150.
  • The top Eight Flash Fictions will be published online on The Casket of Fictional Delights
  • The top Four Flash Fictions will be professionally recorded and broadcast in a special audio podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher, promoted by The Casket of Fictional Delights.

Full set of Rules and writing Tips available on the website.

Judge David Gaffney has the following advice –

I do not expect to understand it at first. I expect to be a little confused. I hope to be a little confused. I will expect to have to read it again, and maybe again after that. And the feeling I want to have after finishing it is a feeling that I have understood something I didn’t understand before but I still don’t really know what it is.”

Enter

Good Luck Everyone

#FindYourStory

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2017 Flash Fiction Competition – LongList Announced

The Casket of Fictional Delights

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.

The end of the world…and a new direction for short story site

After a successful year and a bit, England’s Future History  is ending the world!

For our March 31st, 2017 deadline, we’re looking for stories set in the year 2150 that provide a world (or country) ending story.

It could be nuclear war, zombie apocalypse, a virus or just the general break down of society. The choice is yours. All we ask is that after this story, England will be a totally different country.

We’d like to try and tie in some of the other stories, though you don’t have to.

So what’s next I hear you call?

Well, once the world has ended, we plan to rebuild it.

People have really gotten behind the concept. We’ve had dozens of great entries and thousands of visitors to the site. We want to continue it but with a fresh start.

The first step will be publishing all the stories on the site in an ebook. This will come with an introduction by yours truly and (hopefully) some nice illustrations. We’re hoping to make this free as well.

After that, we’re going to start from fresh – no timeline, just your ideas.

Though there will be a few more rules to follow. The main one will be that we’re going to have themed entry periods. So, for example, we might have one for political-based stories or healthcare inspired tales. More on those in the future.

What it means for the short term is that we’re asking for new stories that will end the world. Deadline is March 31, 2017.

Check out the updated Submissions page for details on format, word limits and emails. Or email submission and questions to englandsfuturehistory@gmail.com.