Quitters Anonymous Award

This one off award is due Sunday 27th November


The Shortlist

The Way to Say Goodbye | Ash Warren

3am | A. Lowery

Shapes in the Grass | Sophie L Macdonald

Dirt Turtle | Jessie Maureen

End of Story | Jeanette Stampone

It Ends Here | Mhairi Campbell

Not Afraid | Lavinia Simson

Writing Prompt

Write a one off piece of flash fiction in first person about a time you had to quit something. It might have been for the better, like an addictive substance or habit, or a positive experience because of circumstances. It doesn’t have to be about you personally, but the character should feel real and lived in.


Autobiography, journal, personal story, memoir etc.

Word Count

Up to 400 words. No minimum.

Due Date

Sunday 27 November 2016. There are 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