Reflex Fiction Summer 2018 Flash Fiction Competition Is Open

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Summer 2018 - Reflex Fiction - Flash Fiction Competition - ShortStopsReflex Fiction is a quarterly international flash fiction competition for stories between 180 and 360 words. We publish one story every day as we count down to the winner of each competition.

We had a fantastic response to our Spring ’18 competition: 287 entries from eighteen different countries. We’re busy reading and judging in preparation for announcing the long-list on April 1. In the meantime, the next round of the competition is now open for entries. We’re delighted to have Sherrie Flick, series editor for Best Small Fictions 2018, acting as judge. Here are the important details:

Prizes: £1,000 / £500 / £250 (or the equivalent in your local currency)
Entry fee: £7 / $9 / €9
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Judging: June 2018
Long-list announced: July 1, 2018
Judge: Sherrie Flick

Submissions

Submissions should be made via our online entry form.

Rules

Stories must be fiction, must…

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MARCH’S ZEROFLASH WRITING COMPETITION

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At the Mountains of Madness - HP Lovecraft - http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A2KLj.vNHY1aRmAAU4H.3olQ;_ylu=X3oDMTBtdXBkbHJyBHNlYwNmcC1hdHRyaWIEc2xrA3J1cmw-/RV=2/RE=1519226445/RO=11/RU=http%3a%2f%2ftempleofghoul.blogspot.com%2f2010%2f08%2fat-mountains-of-madness-script-review.html/RK=2/RS=vNFv0U0jhdfSMS_srNRt8FcA9C0-

This month’s competition is one close to my heart.

At the Mountains of Madness, by H.P.Lovecraft (the same story that we based the logo on this month).

I read and re-read this book a number of times and it led to my own writing taking something of a dark and sinister, un-Godly slant. I even wrote and filmed a (bad) short story based on Lovecraft’s tale.

So this month, I’m asking for your darkest, other-worldly tales. Set them in the farthest and most remote of locales. Create full and thoughtful characters. Write dialogue that forces the reader to think and contemplate their existence.

…and do it all in 300 words!

 Just the one submission each per person, please.

300 words, maximum.

Deadline is Midnight GMT on the final day of the month.

Please allow Zeroflash the first opportunity to publish your work. Once the competition is over…

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THE DEMIURGE

THE STORY HIVE

“Oh, right. Love isn’t the answer. It’s the problem.”  Æon Flux 

“Light in the absence of eyes illuminates nothing. Visible forms are not inherent in the world, but are granted by the act of seeing. Though the world and events do exist independent of mind, they obtain of no meaning in themselves- none that the mind is not guilty of imposing on them. I bid my people follow and, like all good equations, they follow…”Trevor Goodchild

“Half of eternity is still eternity. Infinity and Zero are different degrees of the same value. Pain isn’t real beyond the individual who feels it.”Trevor Goodchild

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