Writers Beware: Can you Handle the Flash Fiction Competition?

Do you have a talent? Do you love to write? Then consider entering the Flash Fiction Reading and Writing Competition!


What is Flash Fiction?

Flash Fiction is a unique genre of storytelling that happens quickly, in a flash. It is a very short, imagined story that instills a sense of surprise, tension, mystery, or drama, or all these and then… it’s over.


The Rules?

In 750 words or less, produce a well-crafted piece of Flash Fiction (ie., Short Story) with the theme: Culture.

Submissions should be in English and should be sent as a WORD document. One submission per writer.

The Word document should include:

  • A Cover page with the following details: Title of the story, Author, Address, Email Address, Phone Number
  • Story should not exceed 750 words, not including the title and cover page. Any submissions over 750 words will be disqualified.
  • Font Size is 12 and Font Face should be Times New Roman.


The Deadline:

Deadline is 28th of February, 2017 by 23hrs 59mins.


The Process:

16 writers will be chosen as finalists to read their work in a public venue.


The Awards:

Two awards will be given out at the end of the evening:

One for Best Story, and one for Best Dramatic Reading.

Email your submissions to editorial@tempoplanet.com with the subject: FLASH FICTION

Good luck to everyone!

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  1. Kurankyi
    February 1, 2017 - 5:03 am

    Hi where do we submit to? Can non student unpublished writers apply too?

  2. February 1, 2017 - 7:29 am

    Hi Kurankyi! The competition is open to everyone! Students, teachers, aspiring writers… as long as you are a resident of the UAE so if your entry is shortlisted, you will be able to attend and participate at the awards ceremony!

    You may submit your entry to editorial@tempoplanet.com with the subject: “Flash Fiction”

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