A Story For Daniel is a flash fiction competition created to remember Daniel Farbrace and raise awareness of blood stem cell donation and childhood cancer support. We invite pieces up to 500 words with a joyful, hopeful or uplifting theme. £100 first prize. Free entry. Closes 31st October. See https://gaynor69.wixsite.com/astoryfordaniel for full T & Cs
Thursday 1st August 2019 will see the launch of the seventh Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition hosted by the award-winning charity InterAct Stroke Support.
The competition asks writers to write a piece in any genre in no more than 1000 words. The winner of the competition will receive £1000 and will be commissioned to write four further stories for InterAct Stroke Support over the course of one year. The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Monday 2nd December 2019 and first place will be awarded at the winner’s ceremony on Tuesday 3rd March 2020, InterAct’s 20th birthday. This year the competition will be judged by esteemed novelist Margaret Drabble.
Entries can be submitted by email or post and the submission fee is £15.00 per story. Please find more details and terms and conditions of entry on the InterAct Stroke Support website: https://www.interactstrokesupport.org/ssc2020
Previously shortlisted competition entrants have been published alongside authors such as Ruth Rendell, Toby Young and Nell Dunn in our illustrated collection of short stories and poems, Interactions, which is available to purchase on our website: https://www.interactstrokesupport.org/shop
InterAct Stroke Support is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting stroke recovery by using professional actors to deliver hospital readings and community projects. InterAct specialises in delivering stimulating and inspiring short stories specially selected to suit the needs of stroke patients. The readings are designed to assist recovery by improving mood, stimulating the brain and providing much-needed entertainment.
The London Independent Story Prize 4th Quarter Deadline is on 12th November 2018. And beside the £200 cash prize, our winner will also receive One-Year Membership from Jericho Writers, which is worth £195.00!
Don’t miss the great prizes!
Jericho Writers is a club for writers, created by writers. They organise wonderful courses, webinars, one-to-one agent meetings, and great events that you can extend your network.
Simply, Jericho Writers is helping writers to get published.
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2018 Flash Fiction Competition Long List Announced
The Casket of Fictional Delights is delighted to announce the publication of the LongList for the 2018 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 Long List. Winners will be announced in September.
Thank you everyone who entered the 2018 Flash Fiction Competition.
This year’s judge is award-winning writer David Gaffney.
- The winning Flash Fiction receives a £150 prize.
- The top four Flash Fictions will be professionally recorded and broadcast as a special audio podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher.
- The top eight Flash Fictions will be published on 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.
- 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.
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.”
Good Luck Everyone