Flash Fiction Competition


All we want is your stories up to 200 words with a twist (maximum of one per person per competition round), any theme. We will announce a short list and winner once we receive 100 entries, with the winner getting our (and the world’s) admiration and promotion via our social media.

Entry is free via our email: fusilli-writing@outlook.com or our contact page, however, we offer feedback for a fee of £3 per story, either click on the blue button below to pay via STRIPE or use your PayPal account and send your £3 to fusilli-writing@outlook.com . Please let us know when you submit your story that you have opted for feedback.

We have also published some useful free articles on creating short / flash / micro fiction which we encourage you to read:

Entering Writing Competitions – six top tips

How to Create a Good Title in Fiction

Micro Fiction – Beginning, Middle and End

Other resources on short fiction can be found on our resource page and can all be part of face-to-face workshops. All our resources are on the Medium platform on which you can read three articles per month for free, or join to gain full access to these and thousands of other contributors here: JOIN MEDIUM.

Competition details at the bottom of the page.

7th competition now closed. Results below.

8th competition now open. Current story count: 21/100

Past winners:

CompetitionWinnerRunner up / Short list
Comp 7
(Nov 2021)
Chris Ryder – The FinalShortlist:
Chris Ryder – Cataclysm
Danny Harvey – Trapped
Rachel Cadwallender – Deja vu
Yvonne Clarke – Rites of Passage
Zach Keenan – Passive
Comp 6
(October 2021)
Shirley Bold Trott: All Service and No ReturnWarren Tang: She Loves Me Not
Jeff Taylor: Predators
Debbie Jarvie: My Demise
Martha Lane: Culpability Maturation
June 2021 Claire Loader: Roleplay James Mason: Best served cold
Jeff Taylor: Big Apple
Charise de Becker: Whiskey Wicked
Ellie Herda-Grimwood: She is Mine
Ruth Dear: On Cloud Nine
December 2020Shiv Saywack: White ChristmasSue Dawes: Keeping the wolf from the door
Niles Reddick: Vertigo
June 2020Dan McQuain: Father and SonSera Worrall: Time for Tea
Sue Dawes: Final Illusion
December 2019Rhiannon Cousins: Runaway GroomSue Dawes: Our father who art in Clapham
June 2019Sue Dawes: Battle DressNeil Phillips: Lucid Nightmares
Alex Entwisle: Soon

Competition rules / details

  • Email your story/stories to: Fusilli-writing@outlook.com either as an attachment or copied into the body of an email.
  • The competition is open to writers of any nationality writing in English.
  • The maximum number of words is 200, not including title.
  • Any theme including disturbing, erotic etc, although publication of the winning stories on our page is at our discretion.
  • The story needs a twist / good reveal.
  • The deadline is when we receive the 100th entry.
  • Entries must be the writers original work and not have been previously published in print or online, been broadcast or have won a prize.
  • Maximum of one entry per person per competition round.
  • The judge’s verdict is final.
  • The writer retains the rights to the story although we may use the story for future promotion.
  • No lower age limit.
  • Entry is taken to be acceptance of these rules.

Data Protection / GDPR information

As ‘Data Controller’ we need to ensure it is clear how your personal data will be used:

  • Entry to the competition is considered as consent to hold your personal information (social media profiles and email address) until the competition winner/s is/are chosen and announced (unless you win / runner up – see below).
  • If not a winner we will only contact you to acknowledge receipt of your story(s) and to answer any queries you may have.
  • Unless a winner / runner up, you will only receive information from us via our social media pages as a follower or from groups we are both members of.

If you are one of our winners or runner-ups:

  • We will not pass your information to a third party except in publishing / promoting the winner/s on our social media pages and website.
  • Your name and story may be published and remain on our social media pages and website.
  • We will retain your contact details for future correspondence.
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