2016 Anthology 'A Box Full Of Stars Beneath The Bed' OUT NOW
2017 Anthology Call for SubmissionsOpening Date: 5th March 2017Closing Date: Friday 14th April 2017
Once again we are delighted to open ourselves up to submissions for the annual NFFD anthology. This year the theme is Life As You Know It.
This year's editors will be the Co-Director of National Flash-Fiction Day, Tino Prinzi, and renowned flash-fiction writer, Meg Pokrass (pictured).
We want stories inspired by the lens of your own experiences, stories that navigate life and the world as only your characters know how. Tales of hope, loss, fear, and resilience. Flashes about identity, vulnerability, and triumph. We want you to harness and make use of your own experiences in fiction: What are your secrets? What makes you cry? What keeps you awake? Feel free to interpret “life as you know it” however you like, but your flashes must fit the theme in some way. However you care to work with our theme, we want to read your stories. The word limit is 500 words, and you can submit up to 3 stories. Please include them in the email as MS Word attachments, and follow all the guidelines below.
All writers who have a story selected for the anthology will receive a free print copy of the book upon publication.
To enter, get writing and submit your 500 word flash-fictions on any subject and send them to us using the links below.Please read the competition rules, terms and conditions at the end of this page. Entries welcome nationally and internationally.
eMail your entries to us here:
Submissions are open to writers of any nationality writing in English.The entries must be solely the work of the named author and by submitting you are confirming that the work is your own. Any evidence to the contrary will result in the entry's disqualification.500 words maximum, no minimum, the title is not included in the word count.Though all submissions are based anonymously and on their own merit, we particularly encourage writers from all minority backgrounds, such as the BAME and LGBTQ+ communities, to offer their perspectives.Please email your entries as an attachment (MS Word format)Entrants may enter up to three (3) flash fictions in each competition.Entries must never have been published, in print or online, (posting to your own blog or website does not count as publication) and must never have won or been placed in a competition. National Flash-Fiction Day will allow simultaneous submissions but, should your entries win a prize or are published they will become ineligible for the NFFD anthology.All entries submitted can be on any subject, and written in any style or form.Entrants may withdraw entries from submission by notification in writing to the submission email address.The deadline date for entries is 23:59 (UK time) on April the 14th 2017.
Entries must be in English.Entries are not returned, keep a copy.Amendments cannot be made to entries after they have been submitted.
Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but National Flash-Fiction Day will have the unrestricted right to publish the selected stories in its anthologies and any relevant promotional material.