One week off and #QUICKFIC turns to poetry? I couldn’t believe it. Never fear though, for #QUICKFIC, Faber Academy’s Flash Fiction competition is back and more prose focused than ever.
For those who have never played, or that got tempted in last week and found themselves burning with curiosity, here’s how this whole thing works:
- On Friday mornings (at 9:50 am) I present to you a prompt. Images, playlists, writer’s quotes, you name it and we’ll prompt you with it.
- Your task is to create a short story of 250 words or less inspired by that prompt.
- Paste your story into the body of an email including a title and your word count, with the subject line #QUICKFIC 02/08/2019
- Send that email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 2:50 pm GMT on the Friday afternoon.
At 3:30 pm GMT we all return to the blog and Twitter. for the winners to be revealed. Easy enough!
That lucky winner gets my undying devotion, a place in our hall of fame and, most importantly, three books. This week we have some of Faber & Faber’s newest releases; Stefan Spjut’s Trolls, Sue Prideaux’s (award-winning!) biography of Nietzsche, I Am Dynamite! and McNamee’s The Vogue.
And to be in with a shot of winning those, all you have to do is write me a little something based on this here prompt…
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.