Welcome to the Flash 500 Competition! When it comes to prizes, it often seems as though flash fiction is the poor relation of writing competitions. From the first quarter 2012, we have increased our first prize to £300, making this a flash fiction competition where the prize money truly reflects the skill required to encapsulate an entire story in just 500 words.
Now in its third year, this quarterly open-themed competition has closing dates of 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December. The results will be announced within six weeks of each closing date and the three winning entries each quarter will be published on this website.
Entry fee: £5 for one story, £8 for two stories
Optional critiques: £10 per story
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
First: £300 plus publication in Words with JAM
Payment options and entry instructions can be found on the Competition Entry Page