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How to Enter 


1. Format your story as a Word doc, font 12px Times New Roman, double spaced.

2. Maximum word count: 500 words - excluding title.
2. Please do not include your name, pen name or identifier on your competition submission
3. Pay £5 competition entry fee using Paypal

4. Forward your PayPal receipt by email to sally@flashfiction500.com and attach your document

5. Please put : FLASH FICTION together with the title and author in the subject line

6. In the body of the email include:   

a. Your name ​   

b. Name of your story      

c.  Contact details incl. contact phone

This year you may also request a critique for £5. One of our readers will write to you with comments on your flash fiction, how it compares to those in a similar genre, any structural, grammactical or other issues, and suggested improvements.

February 2024 Competition

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 500 words does not include the title

  • 500 words is the maximum number,  stories can be any length

  • Multiple entries are welcome

  • Sorry no poetry

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July 2024 Competition

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