The Great Festival Flash Off

Our First Flash-Off Winners!

Photo by tuva-mathilde-loland, Unsplash

Diane Simmons and Robert Barrett were our Great Festival Flash-Off judges on the first festival day, March 27th. They set three writing challenges: The Signature Challenge which Diane judged, The Technical Challenge which Robert judged and The Showstopper which they judged jointly. Writers had one week to complete their stories and we had a substantial amount of entries for each category. Thanks so much to everyone who gave it a go. And thank you very much to our judges for their great prompts and for taking on their own challenge of cloning Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith from The Great British Bake Off (which inspired the three writing tasks). Many congratulations to the winners! Virtual celebratory cake and fireworks for all!
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Great Festival Flash Off Anthology!

Great news for all Festival Flashers! Ad Hoc Fiction, our award winning short-short press will be publishing an anthology of flash fictions from the Great Festival Flash Off. It will be available to buy from the adhocfiction bookshop and on Amazon worldwide in kindle and paperback. And as with all our competition anthologies, all contributors will receive a free copy of the book, posted worldwide.

To be included:

  • the winning and short listed stories from the three Flash Off challenges each month, selected by the wonderful monthly judge-duos;
  • stories submitted that were started by participants in any of the workshops on the six festival days;
  • the winners and shortlisted from the ‘Cupcake’ micro contest.

The ‘Cupcake micro’ contest is undergoing an exciting re-vamp currently and more details will be posted about that shortly.

This anthology will join three others from our face-to-face festivals. Jude is pictured in festive attire with them here.

Do book to be in with a chance of winning a prize and being published in our anthology.

If cost is a barrier to participating in any of the days, contact us. We have some free places for each month of the series.

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The Great Festival Flash Off

Instead of a face-to-face festival, this year, we give you The Great Festival Flash Off!
Six days of festive fun and flash hosted by festival director, Jude Higgins, on Zoom.

£30 a day, 11.00 am GMT to 8.00 pm GMT

Saturdays: March 27th; April 24th; May 29th; June 26th; July 31st; August 28th.
All details and booking open now via PayPal at flashfictionfestival.com
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