The Last Minute Club! Guess the colour of the badge today

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 27th Award which closes tomorrow Sunday June 2nd at midnight BST. 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 writer, and editor (senior editor at Best Small Fictions), Michelle Elvy.

To remind everyone, The Last Minute Club, for intrepid flash fictioneers is only open on the final day. Anyone entering on Sunday 2nd June 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 today, Saturday 1st June Feb. The first person to guess the colour (or colour combination of the new badge will receive The Weather Where You Are the 2023 Bath Flash Fiction Anthology (or another BFFA anthology of choice) 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 nineteenth. All the colour combinations are in the gallery. Tip: there are many shades of green here, so it is unlikely to be green!

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Best wishes for all your entries. It’s always wonderful to receive stories from around the world.

Results out by the end of June So not long to wait. We have a well-honed fast turn-around time.
Want more flash fiction fun? There are just a few places left for the seventh weekend flash fiction festival we’ve sponsored 12th to 14th July in Bristol, UK. Several camping spots if you want to stay on site. All details on

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