A list of flash fiction and short story competitions to submit your work to.

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Bath Flash Fiction Award
Flash fiction.

Bath Novella-in-Flash Award

Bath Short Story Award
Short story.

Bridport Prize
The Bridport Prize is one of the most  prestigious awards in the literary world, so you’re in good company. Whether you’re writing poetry, a short story, flash fiction or a novel, we can’t wait to read your words.
[Short story, flash fiction, poetry, memoir and novel.]

Edge Hill Prize
The Edge Hill Prize is awarded annually by Edge Hill University for excellence in a published single authored short story collection.
[Short story]

Flash 500
Flash fiction and short story.

Flash Fiction Magazine
Flash fiction.

Fractured Lit
Flash fiction.

Funny Pearls
Short story.

Imagine 2200 climate fiction short story contest, celebrating the futures we want to see.
[Short story]

National Flash Fiction Day
Flash fiction.

Retreat West
Flash fiction and micro fiction.

SmokeLong Quarterly
The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction (The Smokey) is a biennial competition that celebrates and compensates excellence in flash.
[Flash fiction]

The Welkin Writing Prize
The competition is open to all forms of narrative prose, be that flash fiction, short-short, vignette, haibun, hermit crab, prose poem or work that sits outside such labels. There is a whole universe (or welkin) of possibilities.
[Flash fiction, creative nonfiction, historical fiction, hybrid, poetry/prose poems]