Flintlocks & Folly Award: Act 3

Act 3 is due 23rd October 2016. It is the final act.


Writing Prompt

For the final Act in this Flintlock Fantasy Award you have free reign to write whatever you want, provided you keep within the spirit of the award / genre. Let the wind out of the sails and deliver the best climax you can write. Cliffhangers are a possibility, denouements optional. Just make sure the reader has something to love.


Continue in your fantastic genres.

Word Count

Up to 1500 words. No minimum word count.

Due Date

Sunday 23 October 2016. There is no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.


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:


Author name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

You can submit your story here