Short Story and Flash Fiction contests


To enter, first read all the rules below and ensure you follow all of them please.

Finally, complete the form(s) below, as applicable.

The first one is for flash fiction:

The second form is for the short story:

The rules

  • All entries must be kidlit (ie have a Main Character who is a child) and somehow incorporate the theme of COMMUNITY.
  • Do not exceed word limits or your entry will be disqualified – word count does NOT include title.
  • Flash = 200 words max
  • Short Story = 1000 words max
  • Please label the word document of your entry with the TITLE of your story – no names in the document either – we want it to be judged anonymously.
  • Use a plan font like TNR, with 12′ and double line spacing.
  • You may enter multiple stories, but each must be a separate entry.
  • You may enter both contests.
  • Both contests close at 11.59pm (GMT) on Tuesday 30th May 2023.
  • By entering, you give permission for your story to be featured in our magazine.
  • You will then be contacted to give details such as a bio/photo and a few questions for the feature.
  • Open internationally. English only please. 16 years +
  • Judges decisions are final and they will not be entered into dialogue about those decisions.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to give feedback on entries.
  • Winners (and 2 runners-up) will be announced on date TBC.

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