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flash fiction COMPETITION


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A fun writing opportunity for writers and aspiring writers everywhere

To tie in with Mani LIt Fest 2021 we will be running a Flash Fiction competition with a theme of 'Return'

We are excited to announce that the competition will be judged by Gail Aldwin

We are looking for stories of up to 1000 words (no minimum), and you are free to interpret the theme of 'Return' in any way you choose

We are accepting entries from the opening date of 1st July, up to midnight on the closing date of 30th November.

The writer of the winning story will win a bundle of books and Mani Lit Fest notebooks, plus other mystery prizes to be revealed later.

We look forward to receiving your entry!  Please read the terms and conditions below before entering.


The competition is free to enter

Entries should be in English

Format for entries should be .doc or .docx if possible

The winning story will be published online by Mani Lit Fest.  The writer retains all rights to their work.

The competition is open to all (including all participants in Mani Lit Fest, with the exception of any organisers directly involved in running the competition).

Send your entry as an attachment to by the closing date of 30th November 2021.

All entries will be judged anonymously. Please include your full contact details only in the body of the email when you enter.

The competition will be judged by Gail Aldwin, and the judge's decision is final.