Saturday, 17 April 2010

Dublin Review of Books Flash Fiction Competition

I haven't ever written a good piece of flash fiction. Maybe now, with less writing time, I could try it. This one is 500 words. Is that still flash?

Dublin Review of Books has announced the opening of its Once Off Flash Fiction Contest.

Stories will not be limited to content or style, although there are important factors to consider before submission:
  • Does the writing exercise brevity, yet still have the ability to stand on its own? Does it have a beginning, middle and end?
  • Is the voice compelling? Is the writing free of clichés?
  • Does the story have something to say? We are looking for literature not therapy.
Prize: 1,000 euro grand prize, publication of the top three entries in the Dublin Review of Books will add to the portfolios of the winning writers.

Judges: Final decisions will be made by authors James Ryan, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne and an appointed editor from the Dublin Review of Books.

Deadline: 1st June

Submit up to 3 flash fiction stories of no more than 500 words apiece.

Fee: Entry fee is 10 euro , payable online.

See submission guidelines for details on eligibility and the deadline. (Update: fixed the link)

Update 30 Sep - Winners here

6 comments:

Totalfeckineejit said...

€10?? They can look up my hole and shove their prize up their portfolio.

eimearryan said...

Yeah, it's a pretty hefty. Still, so is the prize money ... and the word count is quite generous for flash fiction. I'm tempted.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

The link for the submission guidelines isn't working...can you re-post? Is it open worldwide?

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks Kathleen. I have that link fixed now.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

No problem! Thanks for fixing so quickly. I just tweeted the announcement, and I will blog about it soon!

Emerging Writer said...

Winners here http://drb.ie/more_details/10-09-24/Flash_Fiction_Winners.aspx