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.
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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.