Microfiction Competition

Autumn WoodlandTo celebrate the second year of the BIFFY50 Project (Best British and Irish Flash Fiction of the Year), TSS Publishing will be running four themed microfiction competitions across the next twelve months, with each competition judged by one of our editors. Each competition is free to enter and comes with a first prize of £75.

Please note, to enter the current competition, you must recommend a flash fiction, written by a British or Irish writer, published between 1st August 2019 and 31st October 2019.

Further details below.


Emily Devane – @DevaneEmily


The first competition opens on Thursday 31st October 2019 and closes on Wednesday 13th November, 24:00 (UK time).


This competition is open internationally. We encourage all voices, no matter who they are or where they are from.


The theme is ‘Fall’ – you might consider the season, the action of falling, or the thirty year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In short, we encourage you to interpret the theme in whichever ways you see fit.

Word Count:

Up to 100 words, including title.


Please submit one story only.


Your microfiction should be included in the body of the email. Send to microfiction@theshortstory.co.uk

Must include:

A flash fiction recommendation, written by a British or Irish writer, published ONLINE between 1st August 2019 and 31st October 2019. We encourage you to Tweet your recommendation – the BIFFY50 Awards is all about the celebration and support of the Flash Fiction writers on on or two little neighbouring islands.


The judge will select one winner, exact date tbc. Please subscribe to the newsletter to keep up to date with results. Due to the swift nature of the competition, we will not be able to contact writers individually.


The winning piece will be published on the website and the winner will receive £75. The judge may also pick up to two Highly Commended writers who will also be offered publication.


Thank you for your support – please do follow the BIFFY50 Awards on Twitter @TheBIFFY50

Good luck!