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Taking Submissions: Zero Flash’s August Flash Fiction Competition
August 31, 2016
Deadline: August 31st, 2016
Payment: £10 and an illustration of your flash
This month we’re asking you how the world would be if it were missing something we all take for granted. The colour Blue, the ability to freeze ice, the world was just one continent, etc, etc, etc.
The attached videohttps://www.facebook.com/zeroflash.org/videos/1222498304449900/
is just a little fun, but imagine if Sharks lived in Duck Ponds!
That’s right. It doesn’t have to be serious but if that’s your thing. Go for it!
For those of you that would care to submit, we’re looking for stories of anywhere up to300 words.
We’d love a beginning, are partial to a middle and if you could see your way clear to adding an ending, we’d be ever so grateful.
Other than that, any genre, any style, any tone, any language. Fill it with character and description and make us think and cry and laugh and gag and stuff.
Just the one submission each per month, please.
Deadline is Midnight GMT on the final day of the month.
Please allow Zero Flash the first opportunity to publish your work. Once the competition is over, feel free to publish anywhere else you like.
Do your best to format as Times New Roman and 12 points please.
Every month we will decide on the best story and make a showing of it for the world to see. We’ll tell everyone that it’s great and they should admire and praise it…and then we’ll start all over again.
PRIZE: An original illustration of your winning entry from artist-in-residence, Sophia Johnson (illustrator of Zeroflash Logo fame) and £10 from my back pocket.
If you do decide to grace us with your prose, there’s a good chance that at some point (probably a year down the line) we might use it in a ‘best of’ collection. So, be warned, by sending us your stuff, it will/might be published in an outmoded form called paper and as such, you accept this. Should this happen you will be offered the opportunity to buy the book at ‘cost’ + delivery.
Please send your stories to: [email protected]
Please feel free to add comments and thoughts. We’d welcome your input.
Via: Zero Flash.
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Nicole J. Simms is a UK horror, crime and fantasy writer. However, she is open to writing in other genres.
Her stories have been published in anthologies, in magazines and on websites. In 2016, she won the Nine Voices’ 50-Word Halloween Competition with her story ‘Meeting the Parents’. And, her self-published e-book The Book of Drabbles is now available to download for free.
She is also the deputy leader of the Oldbury Writing Group, a West Midlands based writing group. They have published a WW2 anthology together titled From Sunrise to Sunset, and they are now working on their second anthology.
Stephen King, Sharon Bolton, J. K. Rowling, R. L. Stine and Kelley Armstrong are some of her favourite authors. And, when she’s not writing, she loves to bake, paint, knit and go on nature walks.
Find out more at:
Website – http://nicole-j-simms.co.uk
Facebook link – https://www.facebook.com/NicoleJSimmsWriter
Twitter link – https://twitter.com/NicoleJSimms1
Goodreads link – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19383148.Nicole_J_Simms