#QUICKFIC 19/07/2019

The more things change, the more they stay the same as the saying goes! We’re all a change here as Faber Academy welcome some new team members on board, but you know what is reliable (ish) always here (most weeks) and eagerly awaiting some more pieces? That’s right, it’s #QUICKFIC, Faber Academy’s Flash Fiction competition of wonder and delight.

New comers, please hold as I whip you through the rules of our game. Old hands, your prompt is ready and waiting down below, so keep on scrolling!

Step 1: Far below all the words and the blather is a prompt. Every Friday morning at 9:50 am, you’ll be presented with a new inspiring prompt.

Step 2: From that prompt, write a piece of flash fiction 250 words or less. 

Step 3: Once it’s perfect, paste your story into the body of an email. Include title and your word count alongside it. Use the subject line #QUICKFIC 19/07/2019 and send it to academy@faber.co.uk no later than 2:50 pm GMT on the Friday afternoon.

Step 4: Wait in a state of anxiety until 3:30 pm GMT when I reveal the winner here on the blog and on Twitter.

Hot off the presses, your prizes this week include the newly published The Stories You Tell by Kristen Lepionka, the Gordon Burn Prize shortlisted For the Good Times by David Keenan’ and Out of Egypt by André Aciman.

Should any of those take your fancy, step right this way for your prompt. Remember, 250 words to me by 2:50 pm.

And at last, the prompt to inspire you all…


By entering Faber Academy’s flash fiction competition #QUICKFIC , you’re granting us non-exclusive worldwide permission to reprint your story on our website should you win.

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