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Flash: oo-arr! Your West Country Needs You!

National Flash Fiction Day 2012
We’re getting together an online flash-fiction anthology for National Flash Fiction Day 2012 in May, under the heading of Flash: oo-arr!* to represent the West Country. Not necessarily a West Country theme though just a West Country team!

*UPDATE 10 March 2012: The new site is up and there is a new name too. Please visit Flash-Fiction South West

We want writers – of any or no experience – living in the West Country (in England) to submit a flash fiction (that’s anything from six to 1,000 words!) throughout March. For this you simply need to live in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Bristol, Gloucestershire or Wiltshire, have the desire to write and a general idea of the flash fiction genre. More ideas here: Flash What?

Now open for submissions:
Entries by 31st March please.

    A piece of fiction of no more than 1,000 words.
    Send your flash fiction as an attachment (such as .doc) in an email by sticking this email address back together:
    mail @ flashfictionsw
    Please call your email “NFFD
    In the body of the email please state your name and the county in which you live. (You can be more specific – I always say I’m in North Devon, for example)
    Please put the title on your piece, along with a wordcount and some idea of genre such as humour, romance, suspense, whatever but don’t worry if it’s non-specific.

There’s no minimum wordcount (well… zero is not enough really…! ). We would love a few very short flashy flash in order to have a good mix of lengths and really show off the joy of tiny pieces of writing. The mini ones can be rather poetic.
Submissions are by email to me. I will not read them yet but forward them anonymously to the reading team who will chose their favourites.
This is not a competition but I suspect there will probably have to be the odd rejection. But not necessarily…
If you’ve never written before but think you might like to, now’s your chance!
And if you’re an experienced writer and don’t mind slumming it, please join in!

And don’t worry if you don’t hear back from us straight away. We will get there eventually!

I will be updating this post every time I realise I’ve forgotten something. But for now you could “like” the National Flash Fiction Day group on facebook to receive updates and links, etc.

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Do you mean the fiction has to be set in the Westcountry or just that the writer has to be Westcountrian? Like the new word???


    • Just written by a Westcountry dweller. Can be set anywhere and be about anything! Thanks, Gilly I shall make that clearer in the post. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. I’d be happy to beta-read for you, Rachel.

    And how about a category for those of us who used to live in the West Country and secretly wish we still did!? You’ve made me feel all homesick now! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  3. I assume that the Flashes have to be unpublished work, including interweb?


    • Hi Alastair. Sorry, somehow your comment ended up in spam.
      I don’t have a problem with pre-published work as long as belongs to you and you won’t have issues with the site it is published on. It might be worth sending information about a flash if it is available elsewhere though.


  4. I’ll send a few and make it plain if they are published but I will try and send one fresh off the pen as well.


  5. Reblogged this on A Voice Released.



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