the Edinburgh International Flash Fiction competition IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES

This competition is now closed for 2018. Entries for the 2019 competition will open on 1 February and close on 30 April 2019

1. read The Rules! here are the most important ones

  • Make sure your story is 250 words or less. If it is one word over the limit it will be disqualified

  • Make sure your name does not appear anywhere on your story. All judging is anonymous. Your story comes to use with your entry form. Both are assigned a number and there is no risk of losing track of who has sent which story.

  • Your story should not have been previously published, online or in print.

  • You may enter the same story in other competitions at the same time but if the story is selected for publication let us know so that we may withdraw it from our competition.

  • The £500 prize is open to wrters worldwide.

  • Your story can be on any topic.

2. Pay the entry fee: NoW CLOSED and link will not work

Pay £5 per entry by donation to the Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust. All funds paid to the Trust are used to support the the arts in Scotland. You may pay your fee(s) by credit/debit card, PayPal or by cheque.

To pay via credit/debit card or PayPal
Follow the link to pay £5 per story through the secure Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) website.  Clicking the button will transfer you to the secure Charities Aid Foundation website

To pay by cheque
Payment by cheque is possible if it is drawn on a UK bank account. Make your cheque payable to the Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust and for £5 per story entered. On the back of the cheque write your name and email address . Send to:

The Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Competition  Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust,   c/o 24 Rutland Square,  Edinburgh EH1 2BW, UK


3. Complete the entry form and attach your story/stories

After sending your form please scroll up the page to see the acknowledgement. You will also receive a copy of your entry via email. Please get in touch with Dai at  if you have any questions about your Flassh Fiction entry.                                         

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