writing prompts

Ideas to get you writing

Prompts and Competitions

Having a prompt is supremely helpful when you’re feeling blocked, stuck, tired, lethargic, depressed, apathetic, anxious, etc…

Entering a writing contest or challenge gives you something to aim for, a deadline, and a sense of achievement, even if you aren’t placed. The online Flash Fiction community is friendly, supportive and inclusive. Many contests are free, or low cost, and are more about the joy of writing rather than anything else.

If you’d like to give some micro, flash or short fiction a go, here are a few contests to get you started:

Micro Fiction

Retreat West Monthly

NAWG 100×100

50 Word Stories

81 words

101 words

Christopher Fielden Writing Challenges

Flash Fiction

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Bath Flash Fiction Award 

Didcot Writers

London Independent Story Prize

 

Short Story

Flash 500

Bath Short Story Award

 

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