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Competition: Flash 500 Short Story

Article by Writing IE Admin © 24 January 2020 Writing.ie .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Writing Competitions ).

Competition deadline: 29th February 2020

Welcome to our short story category. This is an open-themed competition and we accept all genres, including those written by or for children. Adult material is also acceptable providing the content fits the story and is not gratuitous.

We are looking for stories ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 words, with strong characters, a well-crafted plot and realistic dialogue (where used). Make us laugh, make us cry, but most of all, make us feel!


First: £500

Second: £200

Third: £100

Entry fees

£7/€9 for one

£12/€15.50 for two

£16/€21 for three

£20/€26 for four

Terms and Conditions/Entry

To enter the Short Story Competition, first choose your payment option from the ENTRY drop down menus here and then click on the Pay Now button. This will take you to the payment page, where you have the option to pay via your PayPal account, or  to use a credit/debit card, if you do not have an account with PayPal.

Afterwards, should you wish to pay for optional critique/s, choose the number required from the CRITIQUE menus.

We do not operate an entry form system. After you have made your payment/s, please submit your entry/entries as attachments in either Word or PDF format to email address: entry@flash500.com

Put Short Story in the subject line and mention in the covering email if you have also paid for any critiques (and for which story/stories). Don’t forget to inlcude your full name and the story/stories title/s in the body of the email.

No contact or identifying details should appear anywhere on the manuscripts.

Further details of all Flash 500 competitions available here.