The Casket of Fictional Delights Flash Fiction Competition



The Casket of Fictional Delights is part of the Get Creative Festival a nationwide creative endeavour working with a number of organisations including the BBC and the Arts Council. The 2018 Flash Fiction Competition is an opportunity for any writer over 18 to have their work published and professionally recorded.

Flash Fiction offers writers the challenge of creating a masterpiece in miniature. It is enjoyable and addictive to both the reader and the creator. How do you go about creating the perfect flash fiction?

Our judge David Gaffney says
“I do not expect to understand it at first. I expect to be a little confused. I hope to be a little confused. I will expect to have to read it again, and maybe again after that. And the feeling I want to have after finishing it is a feeling that I have understood something I didn’t understand before but I still don’t really know what it is.”


We are looking for entries with a maximum of 300 words (excluding title).
Judge: David Gaffney Closing date: 31st May 2018
Entry: £5 per Flash Fiction. EARLY BIRD entry £3 between 17th & 25th March for the Get Creative Festival.
· The winning Flash Fiction will receive £150.
· The top Eight Flash Fictions will be published online on The Casket of Fictional Delights.
· The top Four Flash Fictions will be professionally recorded and broadcast in a special audio podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher, promoted by The Casket of Fictional Delights
A full set of Rules and Writing Tips is available on the website.

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