The Issue 12 Flash Fiction Challenge

As well as our usual call for submissions for short stories and flash fiction pieces, we also have a flash challenge in every edition of the magazine. Details of the Issue 12 challenge are listed below. Good luck!

The challenge: A collection of flash fiction short stories all under 400 words, all using the same prompt.

The Issue 12 prompt:

This illustration by Charles Henry Bennett is the visual prompt you need to take your inspiration from…


Deadline: Submissions open 21st Sept until 7th Oct 2019.

How: Head to the Submit page where you'll also find our submission guidelines.

Submissions now open

While still spreading the word about Issue 6, we are also looking to the future – Submissions for Issue 7 are open now! Here are the facts you need if you want to get involved:

WHEN: Sunday 29th May until Saturday 11th June

WHAT: Short stories (under 2000 words) and flash fiction


The loose theme for this issue is ‘Dark/Light’. There will also be our usual flash fiction challenge, with a maximum 400 words based on this visual prompt by illustrator Rondie Li:

We are only open for two weeks this time so don’t hang around. Submissions will open until 11th June and we are only accepting short stories and flash fiction; we received so much great poetry for Issue 6, we felt that some had to be carried forward to this issue.

If you haven’t already done so, check out the newly published ‘Secrets’ edition. Not only a great read, it will also show you the kind of writing that captures our interest for the next submission round.

We can’t wait to see what Issue 7 will hold.