Fosseway Writers' Flash Fiction Competition, 2021

 Full details 


Second Prize – £30, Third Prize – £20,

With an extra prize of £10 for the best placed LOCAL AUTHOR (postcode eligibility NG22/23/24/25)

Remit: Flash Fiction using the prompt: “Colours

Judge: Anne Howkins


Please read these rules carefully. Entries which do not meet the competition’s criteria or breach the rules will be disqualified. The entry fee will not be refunded. The decision of the judge(s) is final. No correspondence can take place regarding the results. We now accept entries sent via email as well as on paper through the post but please note the specific submission criteria.


  • Maximum length per entry: 300 words (excluding title)
  • Entries to be typed in a black standard font, 12 pt. If sending hard copy rather than via email they must be printed single-sided on A4 paper.
  • All writing must be the original work of the competitor and previously unpublished.
  • Do not include your name ANYWHERE in your entry, its title or filename – judging is blind.
  • The author retains all rights at all times but by entering the competition you are giving us permission to publish your entry on our website (top 3 only).


  • Email entries should be saved as either a Word (.doc or .docx) file, or as a pdf (.pdf). No other formats are acceptable.
  • The file name should be your entry title, e.g. my_amazing_writing.pdf or .doc or .docx. Try to avoid generic titles such as fosseway.doc or competition.pdf.  DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME IN THE ENTRY TITLE as it will be disqualified if you do.
  • Email entries should be sent to with your entry as an attachment to the email, putting the entry title as the subject of the email.
  • In the body of your email please confirm the title of your entry, and give us your name, address, email address, phone number and line count together with the amount you have paid. Please also note where you saw the competition details. You can send multiple entries in one email (ensure your subject states “Multiple entries” rather than your single title and list all entries in the body of the email); alternatively send one email per entry.
  • Hard copy entries should be accompanied by a separate A4 sheet stating the entry title, author’s name, address, phone number, email address and the line count. Please also note where you saw the competition details.
  • Hard copy entries will not be returned; entrants are advised to make a copy of their work before submission.  Please check size & weight of envelope to help us avoid extra postal charges.
  • Postal entries should be sent to: Fosseway Writers Flash Fiction Competition, Barnfield House, Mill Lane, Normanton on Trent, NG23 6RW.
  • Deadline is 23:59, Saturday 18th September 2021. Payment must also be received by this deadline.


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