The 2019 Flash Fiction Competition

2019 Flash Fiction Competition

We are thrilled to launch our 2019 Flash Fiction Competition.

Please see the details below – you can enter by filling out a paper form (downloadable) or by using the online submission form at the bottom of the page. Before submitting your entries, please be sure to read the rules.

Flash Fiction Competition


Prizes: 1st: £500, 2nd: £250, 3rd: £100


Flash Fiction judge: Tania Hershman


Length of piece: up to 500 words.

The Flash Fiction Competition is open to international entries

Entry Fees


Flash Fiction: £5 per entry


Competition Dates


Competition opens: 01 June 2019

Deadline for submissions: 22 September 2019

Winners notified by: 20 October 2019

Prizes awarded at Stroud Book Festival: 6-10 November 2019


2019 Competition Entry

Entries can be submitted here using the form or by post. If submitting by post please download the appropriate form from the section above.

Before entering please make sure that you have read the rules.

 Stroud Book Festival 2018: Graphic representation of Stroud town: