TSS Publishing

Flash Fiction 400 Free Entry

This opportunity is open to writers from marginalised and disadvantaged communities, or anyone suffering from economic hardship.

This may include, but is not limited to BAME writers, those who identify as LGBTQ+, disabled people, or those on universal credit.

All entries are accepted in good faith.

We look forward to reading your work.

Please read through the Terms and Conditions before submitting.

IMPORTANT: Due to the volume of submissions, we do not have the capability to email entrants individually regarding results. Please sign up to our newsletter (right sidebar) to keep up to date with competition news, or check the website directly.

Also important: Please make sure you remove any apostrophes from the file name or you story won’t be correctly processed. Thank you.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Flash Fictions must be in English and no longer than 400 words, including title.
  2. Entries should be 12 pt, a regular font, and at least 1.5 spaced.
  3. Please put the title and word count on the first page. Please number the pages.
  4. Please make sure the file name is the same as your title, with no extra bits such as 'TSS' or 'final' - this hugely reduces our admin!
  5. No author identification should be included on the entry. Work is judged anonymously.
  6. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. Refunds are not possible.
  7. Entries must not have been previously published online or in print.
  8. Please submit as a DOC, DOCX. No PDFs please.
  9. You may submit more than one Flash Fiction. Previous winners may also submit to later competitions.
  10. Refunds are not possible.

Please check all email folders for an email from both us and PayPal - if you do not, then your payment has not been successful and we will not be able to submit your story to the competition.

Some older versions of Word struggle to upload correctly. If you have any difficulties submitting your work, please email rupert@theshortstory.co.uk

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