Short Story Long List
The long list for the short story category is up on the Flash 500 site. You can read the titles here. Our primary readers reported the standard of entries was extremely high and that choosing the titles to make the long list was very difficult. Well done to those who have made the long list - and good luck in the next stage of judging!
Change to Novel and Short Story Opening Dates
I have received numerous requests to remove the Novel and Short Story opening dates and just have closing dates for both categories. As a result, both categories are already open for entries - the Novel category closes at the end of October this year and the Short Story closes at the end of February 2017.
Flash Fiction Closes in Under Two Weeks
Spam Email Warning
Once again I have been contacted by a few people regarding emails supposedly coming from the poetry side of Flash 500. I closed the account last year, so nothing should be going out from that address. Any emails you receive from firstname.lastname@example.org have NOT been sent by us and should be deleted unread. Whatever you do, please don't click on the links if you receive an email from email@example.com.
Critique Service for Writers
Flash 500 Home Page: Flash Fiction, Humour Verse
and Novel Opening Chapter and Synopsis Competitions