2017 Anthology 'Sleep Is A Beautiful Colour' OUT NOW
2018 Anthology Call for SubmissionsOpening Date: 10th February 2018Closing Date: Saturday 31st March 2018
Once again we are delighted to open ourselves up to submissions for the annual NFFD anthology. This year the theme is Food!.
Editors for this year’s anthology are National Flash Fiction Day co-director Santino Prinzi and the award-winning writer Alison Powell.
The theme for this year’s National Flash Fiction Day anthology is one we know you'll be keen to get your teeth into: Food! We're looking for stories inspired by and about whatever's on your plate. We’re ready to salivate over your sentences, to savour the subtle flavours of your subtext, to devour your delicious dialogue. Sweet, sour, savoury, sharp, tangy, rich, or rotten. Serve us up some scrumptious tales and tantalising treats with tasty twists. Are we all becoming too healthy? Or is suet the main dish of the day? Has a friendship been ruined by raw chocolate? We’re looking for full-fat, jam-packed flash fiction with an aftertaste we won’t forget. Feel free to interpret the theme of “food” however you wish, but your flashes must fit the theme in some way.
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 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 March the 31st 2018.
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.