enter the 2020 Edinburgh International Flash Fiction award

All entrants to the EIFFA who are resident in Scotland will also be entered into the £300 Golden Hare Award for Scottish Flash Fiction

The shortlist for flash fiction 2019 will be announced in August 2019

Entries for the 2020 competition are open from 1 July to 30 September.

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

  • Your story can be on any topic.

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

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

  • Make sure your file is in .doc, .docx or (if you must) .pdf format. Especially, we cannot read .pages or .odt files and will disqualify them. If you aren’t sure how to produce these formats from, say a Mac running Pages, read the guidance notes or get in touch with Dai at the address below.

  • 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 or a prize let us know so that we may withdraw it from our competition.

  • The EIFFA is open to writers worldwide and includes prizes of £600 1st, £300 2nd and £150 3rd. The Golden Hare Award is an additional award for writers resident in Scotland and carries a prize of £300.

  • The winner of the EIFFA cannot also win the Golden Hare Award.

  • Payment of £6 per story can be made by credit/debit card or cheque. After successfully completing the form, you will be taken to the payment page. Follow the instructions there.

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

After clicking Submit you should be taken to the Flash Fiction Payment Page — if not, scroll back up to see what fields you need to correct. Use this blue link if you need to pay without filling the form.
On the Payment Page, select a method of payment and follow the simple instructions. If entering from outside the UK, be sure to select
enter address manually and then select your country from the drop-down list, before entering the rest of your address. You can leave the phone number blank on the payment page.
You will receive a copy of your entry via email from ‘wufoo’, a receipt email from CAF and, not long after, a formal acknowledgement from us (
entry and payment are separate processes, so if one goes wrong, you don’t need to repeat both. Redo the form and end the session without paying, or go straight to payment via the link above)
Please get in touch with Dai at
ssaflash@lucidity.ltd.uk  if this doesn’t happen or if you have any questions about your Flash Fiction entry.

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