Fusilli Flash Fiction Competitions

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All we want is your story (no poetry) that’s up to 200 words with a twist (no minimum word count). Maximum of one entry per person per competition round, any theme. We will announce a short list and winner once we receive 100 entries (see story count below), with the winner getting publication on our winners page.

Please read the competition details at the bottom of the page.

Entry is free via our email: fusilli-writing@outlook.com or our contact page, however, we offer feedback plus our 47 page PDF: ‘Fundamentals of Flash Fiction’ for a fee of £5, either click on the blue button below to pay via STRIPE or send £5 via PayPal to fusilli-writing@outlook.com (other currencies calculated at time of payment or contact us for a figure). Please let us know when you submit your story that you have opted for feedback. The PDF will then be emailed to you soon after payment (up to two days but often sooner) and feedback sent once the competition has closed (check your junk inbox).

You can purchase ‘Fundamentals of Flash Fiction’ without feedback by sending £3 via PayPal to fusilli-writing@outlook.com or clicking on the STRIPE button below. The PDF will then be emailed to you soon after payment (up to two days but often sooner and check your junk inbox). Please also email to let us know you have purchased the PDF.

‘Fundamentals of Flash Fiction’ contains the sections listed below, is approximately 8,000 words, 47 pages long and includes 14 examples of my own flash fiction to illustrate points made in the document. Each of these pieces having either been placed in the results of a competition or published.

  • Is creative writing art?
  • Key aspects of a good flash fiction story
  • Micro fiction: Beginning, middle and end – a theory of micro fiction construction
  • ‘Show’ don’t ‘Tell’ (new section June 2022)
  • Titles
  • Writing plot twists in flash fiction
  • Entering writing competitions – six top tips

Our free article ‘Entering writing competitions – six top tips’ can be seen for here.



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