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Enter #FlashFiction101

1. Complete the details on the form. 

2. Transfer your payment for the correct number of entries below. £1.50 per entry.

We use bank transfers so that we don't lose the value of the prize fund to transaction fees and charges.  

TORTIVE THEATRE

Sort Code: 60-83-71

Account Number: 05732247

Please use your last name as the payment reference. 

3. Check the box to confirm that you have transferred the correct payment

(£1.50 per entry)

4. Upload your entries into the form. You can upload up to five entries in one form. 

5. Click Submit. 

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#FlashFiction101 Entry
Entry Fee£1.5
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INTRODUCTION

#FlashFiction101 was the first competition we created and we were thrilled to receive stories from all over the globe. The concept is a simple one; tell a story in one hundred and one words exactly; no more, no less. Some months we provide a prompt or theme, and other months are an open competition. Entry is open to anyone over the age of sixteen and we will be publishing the top three stories each month on our online story repository. 

We had hoped to keep the competition free to enter but hosting and administrative costs mean that we are now having to ask for a small contribution with your entry. We are however splitting the complete fund with the overall winner of the competition with 50% of the monthly fund going to the winner. So, if we have one hundred entrants, all paying £1.50 for their entry, then the prize fund will be £75. Half of the fund supports Tortive Lit and allows us to continue to keep the competition going and half of the fund supports a writer.

There will be one winner and two runners up each month. The winner will receive the prize fund money along with publication on our site and the stories from the runners up will be published on our website.

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DATES & DEADLINES

September 2024

Entry Deadline: Midnight 31st August 2024

Winner Announced: 13th September 2024

Theme/Prompt: Open Competition 

October 2024

Entry Deadline: Midnight 30th September 2024

Winner Announced: 13th October 2024

Theme/Prompt: Horror/Ghost/The Gothic 

November 2024

Entry Deadline: Midnight 31st October 2024

Winner Announced: 13th November 2024

Theme/Prompt: Open Competition

December 2024

Entry Deadline: Midnight 30th November 2024

Winner Announced: 13th December 2024

Theme/Prompt: Winter Wonder

NO COMPETITION WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY 2025. COMPETITION ENTRIES WILL RECOMMENCE ON THE 1ST JANUARY 2025 AND THE WINNER ANNOUNCED IN FEBRUARY 2025.  

RULES

RULES

  1. Authors must be 16 years of age or over at the time of submitting their story.

  2. Entry is open to everyone; locally, nationally and internationally, but entries must be written in English.

  3. All entries must be the original and individual work of entrant. 

  4. Entries must not have been previously published in print or online, been broadcast or won a prize. 

  5. Entries must use the prompt or theme given unless an open competition is specified. Entries must also be for adult or young adult readers. Non-fiction and fiction written for children under 13 years of age is not eligible.

  6. Simultaneous submission is permitted. Should your fiction win a prize or be published elsewhere, please get in touch so that we may remove your entry. 

  7. Authors retain full worldwide copyright throughout and Tortive Lit cedes any rights to all work submitted as part of the competition. 

  8. Entrants may submit as many entries as they like, but may only submit each individual piece of work once in a twelve month period. 

FORMATTING

  1. The exact length of the story must be 101 words, title excluded.

  2. Entries should be typed in a plain and legible font. We would recommend Times New Roman or Helvetica. 

  3. All entries will be read and judged anonymously. Please do not include your name, address, email, telephone number or any personally identifying information on any page of your uploaded file.

  4. Acceptable file types are doc, docx, txt and pdf.

  5. The file name must be the title of your piece. If your piece does not have a title, then the file name must be the first five words of your story.​

SUBMISSIONS

  1. Submission can only be made online, using the Submissions Form above. No postal entries will be accepted. 

  2. No alterations or corrections may be made after you have submitted your work. You may remove your work from consideration but you will not be able to enter the same work again for a period of 12 months. 

  3. There is no limit to the number of entries and entrant may submit.

  4. The cost of each submission will be £1.50

PRIZE FUNDS

1. Each month the total prize fund will be 50% of the entry fees taken. This means that the prize fund will vary from month to month depending on the number of entries. 

2. The overall winner of the monthly competition will receive 50% of the prize fund and their work will be published online. The two runners up will have their work published online. 

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