Flash 400 Submission Page

Please read through the Terms and Conditions before submitting.

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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. No author identification should be included on the entry. Work is judged anonymously.
  5. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. Refunds are not possible.
  6. Entries must not have been previously published online or in print.
  7. Please submit as a DOC, DOCX. No PDFs please.
  8. You may submit more than one Flash Fiction. Previous winners may also submit to later competitions.
  9. 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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