Flash (Ahhhh Ahhhh) Fiction Competition List
Writing Contests between 100 and 1000 words. Great for staying in practice, getting your stuff out there and maybe winning a few prizes as well.
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Daily Flash Fiction Contests
Flash Fiction Contests that go off every day
Super short turn arounds and a $50 cash prize every day make this an exciting little story contest.
Weekly Flash Fiction Contests
Contests that run year round with a weekly deadline.
Deadline: Every Sunday Midnight AEST
Our very own weekly Flash Fiction Competition. Comps and prompts across a variety of genres.
Deadline: Every Friday Midnight Pacific Time
Runs a mid week Blues-Buster Flash Fiction Competition. No Prizes or entry fees, just a fun comp purely for the joy of it, but there’s quite a few good stories.
Monthly Flash Fiction Contests
Deadline: End of every month
Don’t be fooled by the name, there are no gender requirements. Monthly Competitions that are free to enter with small prizes. Sometimes Micro Fiction.
Deadline: Close to the end of each month
Monthly awards with changing themes but generally very open. Variable word counts and rules. Prizes include publication in website and possible anthology.
Deadline: Variable, usually near the end of the month
The website is a bit of a nightmare to navigate, but they run monthly comps and turn the winners into audio plays. Word limits can vary so check the page for more info.
Deadline: End of every month.
Monthly prompts with a $50 prize and publication in their magazine. 1000-4000 words any genre. Free entry.
Deadline: Every Friday.
Weekly comp with a £20 entry fee and less than $1 entry fee. Fun prompts and 99 word count.
Quarterly Flash Fiction Contests
Deadline: Every Quarter (August, November, February, May etc.)
100-500 words. $10 entry fee, $200 first prize $50 first. Critiquing services offered for extra $20
Mash Stories Competition
Deadline: Every Quarter (October, January, April, July).
An interesting concept that runs every quarter. Stories in 500 words or less. Winner receives $100 and all short listed stories are broadcast and voice acted on the Mash Stories podcast.
Deadline: Quarterly – June, September, December, March.
Quarterly Competition up to 2000 words with a first prize of £100, £50 second and £25 for third. £5 entry fee and an additional £5 critique if you like.
Deadline: Quarterly – 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December.
Up to 500 words. £5 entry fee (2 for £8) First Prize £300 (and publication), Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100
Rolling Flash Fiction Contests
Flash fiction Contests that have submission quotas instead of date deadlines
Bath Flash Fiction Award
Deadline: Rolling deadline every 1000 entries
The award rolls on for 1000 entries and then a winner is chosen. £1000 prize each time, £4 entry fee for members £9 for standard. 300 word limit for stories.
Deadline: Rolling award every fifteen entries
It’s a rolling competition with $100 awarded to the best out of every fifteen entries. $10 Entry fee. No word limit length but it’s implied to keep the stories short.
April 2016 Flash Fiction Contests
Deadline: April 16th 2016.
Any genre, Word limit – 750. Prize $300 and publication in F(r)iction magazine $10 entry fee (3 for $15). They also have short story comps.
Variable Flash Fiction Contests
Flash Fiction Contests that occur at various times throughout the year.
Deadline: Variable, check their website for more details
Creative Competitor run a mash up of caption, short story, flash and poetry comps. With such a wide variety, best check out the website for more info.