Avocado With Interest Award

This piece of flash fiction is due 25th June 2017.



Pioneer’s Pride | Lydia Trethewey

Roots | Clara Fidler-Brown

Writing Prompt

Write a piece of flash fiction that deal with primary production, i.e:

  • Food farming and production
  • Forestry and mining
  • Fishing and animal farming
  • Any other relevant industry

Look at the effects that industrialisation and modernisation has on the industry, the people who work and live by it.

This is a short award, so do your best to provide a concise, engaging macrocosm of the wider world.


All genres welcome

Word Count

Up to 350 words. No minimum word count

Due Date

All entries due 25th June 2017.


All authors are eligible for this award.


  • First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.
  • All entries receive feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format

A cover image is no longer a prerequisite, but we still love them. All cover images must be in 4:3 format landscape (not portrait). Most photo editing programs give you that option. If you’re using your phone, try the Snapseed app, it has lots of cool features as well. Another recommendation is Pixlr.

If including a cover image, ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story and include a backlink to the source in the body text at the bottom of your story.

Also include:

In the body text:

  • Title
  • Author name
  • Award name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

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