Text Box: Flash 500 Home Page

Welcome to the Flash 500 Competitions Home Page. Listed below are the two competitions we currently run. Coming soon ó a short story category for works up to 3,000 words.


Flash Fiction Competition

Now in its sixth year, this quarterly open-themed competition for fiction up to 500 words has closing dates of 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December.


Entry fee: £5 for one story, £8 for two stories

Prizes: £300 plus publication in Words with JAM, £200 and £100


Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition

This is an annual competition, opening for entries on 1st May and closing on 31st October.† The judges for this competition will be the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing.


Entry fee: £10

Prizes: £500 first prize, plus a runnerís up prize of £200



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