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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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:
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
|Competition||Winner||Runner up / Short list|
|Chris Ryder – The Final||Shortlist:|
Chris Ryder – Cataclysm
Danny Harvey – Trapped
Rachel Cadwallender – Deja vu
Yvonne Clarke – Rites of Passage
Zach Keenan – Passive
|Shirley Bold Trott: All Service and No Return||Warren 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 2020||Shiv Saywack: White Christmas||Sue Dawes: Keeping the wolf from the door|
Niles Reddick: Vertigo
|June 2020||Dan McQuain: Father and Son||Sera Worrall: Time for Tea|
Sue Dawes: Final Illusion
|December 2019||Rhiannon Cousins: Runaway Groom||Sue Dawes: Our father who art in Clapham|
|June 2019||Sue Dawes: Battle Dress||Neil Phillips: Lucid Nightmares|
Alex Entwisle: Soon
Competition rules / details
- Email your story/stories to: Fusilliemail@example.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.