We host two international flash fiction writing competitions; the Bath Flash Fiction Award, and the Bath Novella-in-Flash Award. In addition to winning cash prizes, entrants have the opportunity to appear in our print and digital anthology collections, and also as single author novellas-in-flash. Our books are published by the award-winning small press Ad Hoc Fiction, and are available to buy from their own independent bookshop as well as worldwide from Amazon.
Bath Flash Fiction Award
Three rounds per year: March to June, July to October, and November to February. Full details in the rules. In summary:
- 300 word limit.
- £1000 prize for the winner, £300 second and £100 third. Two commendations £30 each.
- 50 longlisted entrants offered publication in our end of year print and digital anthology. Those accepting receive a free print copy.
- Flash Award judge, K M Elkes, shortlists to 20 and chooses the winning, second, third, and two commended fictions.
- The current Flash Fiction Award round closes Midnight GMT 6 June 2021.
- Winners will be announced by 1 July 2021 on our Winners pages.
• 1st prize: £1,000
• 2nd prize: £300
• 3rd prize: £100