Microfiction Competition

To celebrate the third year of the BIFFY50 Project (Best British and Irish Flash Fiction of the Year), TSS Publishing is running two themed microfiction competitions, with each competition by two of the BIFFY50 editors. Each competition is free to enter and comes with a first prize of £75.

Further details below, with submission form at the bottom of the page.

*** Please note, to enter the current competition, you must recommend a flash fiction, written by a British or Irish writer, published between 1st August 2020 and the present.***


Ashling Dennehy & Amy Barnes


16th March , 24:00 (Midnight, UK time).


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


‘Hope’ – 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.

Must include:

A flash fiction recommendation, written by a British or Irish writer, published ONLINE between 1st August and 16th March 2021. We encourage you to Tweet your recommendation (@TheBiffy50) – the BIFFY50 Awards is all about the celebration and support of the Flash Fiction writers on these two 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 three 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!

P.S. One you’ve clicked submit, scroll down to check your sub has gone through – there should be a message on this page to that effect.