Here’s something slightly different on the flash fiction competition front. Bath Bath Flash Fiction Award is a new rolling competition, with a 300-word limit, which only closes when 1,000 entries are received. Judging takes place soon afterwards, with a top prize of £1,000. At the close of each competition, the next competition begins.
The cost of entering the competition is £9 per story, or £4 per story if you pay a membership fee of £15 per quarter (my maths is awful, but that presumably works out as cost effective if you plan to submit a lot of stories.
I’m not sure if you get anything else for your membership fee, but the competition has been set up by one of the very nice people from Bath Short Story Award, Jude Higgins.
And the first competition is being judged by Anne Marie Neary, a short story writer whose debut novel Siren will be published by Hutchinson in 2016.
The stated aim of the competition is to encourage new writing and promote flash fiction to a wider audience, so it will be interesting to see how this all develops and if this type of competition takes off.