Flash Fiction 500

The TSS International Flash Fiction Competitions, 2017

 

Every quarter we will be publishing the best three winning Flash Fiction entries on our Short Fiction page. This is an international competition.

Next Deadline: 28th February 2018 (spring, 2018)

Wordcount: 500

Entry Fee: £5 

Results: Shortlist announced early December. Winners mid-December.

Prizes: 1st £75, 2nd £50, 3rd £25 

All three winners will be published online.

The shortlist is decided by the TSS panel. The three winners are chosen by our Flash Fiction judges, Meg Pokrass and Rupert Dastur. You can learn more about Meg here.

Enter HERE

 


 

TSS Flash Fiction Competition (winter, 2017)

Flash Fiction Shortlist

You Know What Kid – Jason Jackson

The RandrumSundallModel – Conor Houghton

The things I Learned About Swans – Christina Dalcher

Blitz – Alison Wassell

Watch Yourself Burn – Annie Syed

Claudine is Drowning – Ana Soria

The Voice Within – Sara Zkara

This Day – Nadia Seaver

No Man’s Land – Mary Bryne

Bruises the Scent – Adam Lock

Widowing – Adam Lock

What We’re Talking About When We’re Not Talking About the Cake Sale – Victoria Richards

Hot Pink – Ren Watson

Lift Shopping – Pam Morrison

I Hate Windows – Hazel Turner

Rocket Science – Sean Crawley

The Willow Pattern Plate – Adam Sear

Eliza Grace – A. M. Shine

Shrink – Julia Paillier

The Flat – Felicity Ward

Upper Her and Lower Him – Grace Keating

The New Wave – Cath Barton

No Lemons – Hedy Howe

Thank you to all those who entered. Winners will be announced within two weeks. 

 


The Flash Fiction Winners & Shortlist (autumn, 2017)

1st Place: ‘Mayday’ by Helen Kampfner

2nd Place: ‘Parabolas’ by Christopher Stanley

3rd Place: ‘Burnt Toast’ by Julia Hartnett


‘Sex: form Audi to Zephyr’ by Kerry Rawlinson

‘The Man with his Head in his Hands’ by Wiebo Grobler

‘Orange Blossom Summer’ by Wiebo Grobler

‘The Birthday Party’ by Zannah Kearns

‘Pull Me In’ by Melissa Fu

‘Digital Detox’ by Sally Lane

‘Bag of Tricks’ by Yi Ling Huang

‘The Flying Snail’ by Victoria Williams

‘Intimacy as Currency’ by Adam Lock

‘A Lifetime’ by Diane Simmons

‘Eurasion Makes Okonomiyaki’ by Laura Lee

‘Funeral’ by Giselle Leeb

‘Bubbles’ by Aileen O’Farrell

‘Stub’ by Ian Critchley

‘Burnt Toast’ by Julia Hartnett

‘Mayday’ by Helen Kampfner

‘The Woman Who Loved Trees’ by Susan Lowell

‘Catching the Spark’ by Catherine Finch

‘Angel’ by Anita Goodfellow

‘Beneath’ by Steven Holding

‘Parabolas’ by Christopher Stanley

 

The winning Flash Fictions will be announced within the next seven days.

Thank you to all those who entered.

 


Previous Winners of the TSS Flash Fiction Competitions

‘Dancing Queen’ by Helen Kampfner

‘If We Could Knock Through’ by Sharon Telfer

‘Silent Sex’ by Christina Dalcher

‘Cut Through’ by Marilyn Messenger

‘Other People’s Ghosts’ by Catherine Cruse

‘The Frogs’ by Claire MacRae

‘Square of Light’ by Catherine Finch

‘The Caesarean’ by Sophie Van Llewyn

‘Loved by Ramos’ by D. R. D. Bruton

‘Each Family Meal an Opera’ by Kim French

‘The Best He Could Do’ by Brindley Hallam Dennis

‘At the Still Point, There the Dance Is’ by Barbara Renel

‘Crossing’ by Linda Grierson-Irish

 
‘Unknown’ by Yasmin Keyani
 
‘Endangered’ by Christopher Stanley

‘Of Bugs and Men’ by Jacqueline Haskell 

‘Snow’ by Jason Jackson  

‘Spines’ by Paula Hunter

‘Seven Stages’ by Jasmin Kirkbride 

‘On Warren Ward’ by Fiona J. Mackintosh 

‘Lambs’ by Alison Wassell 

‘The Things You Said’ by Annelise Altman

‘Blood-ties’ by Marie Gethins

 

Previous Shortlisted writers for the TSS Flash Fiction Competitions

Tamara Miles

Christopher Stanley

Catherine Finch

Sean Baker

Sophie Van Llewyn

D R D Bruton

Conor Houghton

Paul McDonald

Neil Greybanks

John Holland

Kim French

Geraldine Terry

Alison Wasell

Neil Greybanks

John Holland

Peter Newall

Helen de Baorca

Linda Grierson-Irish

P. W. Jackson

Pia Ghosh-Roy

Sandra Arnold

Michael Thompson

Christopher Stanley

P. J. Stephenson

Sally Lane

Yasmin Keyani

Chris Heywood

Sarah Hitchcock

Chris Hitchcock

Jeanette Sheppard

Jan Kaneen

Sally Lane

Lee Hamblin

Alison Bacon

Jason Jackson

Ceri Lowe-Petraske

Fiona Kyle

Catherine McNamara

Linda Hartley

Alyson Rhodes

Weibo Grobler

Jan Kaneen

Tracy Fells

Colin Watts

Sarah Muldowney