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Competition Submission Guidelines

National Flash Fiction Day Micro Fiction Competition Submission Guidelines

Entries are open for this year’s National Flash Fiction Day Micro Fiction competition! This year’s judges are Angela Readman, Diane Simmons, Kevlin Henney, and Judy Darley.

First prize is £75.

Second prize is £50.

Third prize is £25.

The winning and shortlisted authors will be published in the National Flash Fiction Day 2019 anthology. Winning and shortlisted authors will also receive a free print copy of this anthology.

The deadline is Friday 15th March 2019, 23:59pm GMT. Please submit up to three (3) unpublished micro fictions of 100 words or fewer before our deadline. Titles are not included in the word count.

The entry fee for this year’s micro fiction competition is:

£2.00 for one (1) entry.

£3.50 for two (2) entries.

£5.00 for three (3) entries.

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Please send your stories in a single Microsoft Word attachment to nffdmicrocomp@gmail.com. Please also include the PayPal Transaction Reference Number for your entry fee and your email address if it differs from the email address you are using to submit your entries. We cannot accept entries without confirmation of payment.

We do accept simultaneous submissions. If your story is published elsewhere, please withdraw your competition entry immediately by informing us via the same email address. Please note we will not refund entry fees for withdrawn stories.

We only accept unpublished work. We do not class stories posted on personal blogs, social media pages, or online groups (as in workshopping groups, online courses etc.), as previously published.

Entries are open internationally. Although we anonymise entries, we actively encourage entries by writers from underrepresented groups, such as BAME, LGBTQ+, and disabled writers.

Entry Format:

Entries must be written in English.

Entries may be on any subject or theme.

Entries are not returned; please keep a copy.

Amendments cannot be made to entries after they have been submitted.

Rights:

National Flash Fiction Day require non-exclusive first publication rights and incidental promotional rights. National Flash Fiction Day retains the unrestricted right to publish selected stories in its anthologies, in print and online, and in any relevant promotional material, and will retain copyright and economic rights for the anthology as a whole.

All rights for individual stories revert back to their respective author upon publication.

The author is free to republish their work, either in part, as a whole, or in an altered form, wherever they like after National Flash Fiction Day have published the anthology.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via email with “RIGHTS” in the subject line: nationalflashfictionday@gmail.com

Please note that submission of work by an author to the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology shall be considered acceptance of the full guidelines above.

Additional Support:

In previous years we have had funding and have been able to offer free entry to everyone. Other years, like this year, we do not have funding and have needed to charge a small fee in order to cover our costs so we can continue doing what we do.

We currently do not have funding to offer free entry to disadvantaged and marginalised writers; we hope to change this and are trying to secure the funding we need to be able to do this.

If you would like to help us achieve this by donating entries for the micro competition, please email us: nationalflashfictionday@gmail.com. Please put “Competition Donation” in the subject line of your email.