Thanks again to all flash fiction writers, for your support for our Bath Flash Fiction Awards. Our readers are very busy reading your entries for the 26th Award which closes this Sunday 4th February at midnight GMT. For up to 300 word flash fiction. Entry costs: £9.00 one entry £15 two entries £18 three entries. Prizes £1000 first prize, £300 second prize, £100 third prize, £30 each for two runners up. All fifty longlisted stories are offered publication in our 2024 print anthology and posted world wide. Top stories are always nominated for Best Small Fictions The Best of the Net and The Pushcart Prize.This round is being judged by award winning writer Susmita Bhattacharya
To remind everyone, The Last Minute Club, for intrepid flash fictioneers is only open on the final day. Anyone entering on Sunday 4th February will receive a (virtual) Last Minute Club badge. Everyone loves badges don’t they? Our mini-competition to guess the colour of the badge is open on X and Facebook tomorrow, Saturday 3rd Feb. The first person to guess the colour (or colour comibation of the new badge will receive either one of the 2023 Bath Flash Fiction anthologies Vol 8. Or the new Flash Fiction Festival Anthology. We often give prizes to two people for near guesses. You won’t know the colour until first thing on Sunday morning.
If you enter a last minute flash on Sunday and receive your badge, do share it on X. We love that. It makes it such a fun day! Of course, everyone who has entered already is badge-worthy. We really appreciate you all.
The first badge was introduced in June 2018. And the one you can collect on Sunday will be the eighteenth. All the colour combinations are in the gallery. Tip: there are many shades of green here, so it is unlikely to be green!
Best wishes for all your entries. It’s always wonderful to receive stories from around the world.
Results out by the end of February. So not long to wait. We have a well-honed fast turn-around time.
Want more flash fiction fun? The seventh weekend flash fiction festival we’ve sponsored is now open for booking. 12th to 14th July in Bristol, UK. All details on flashfictionfestival.com