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Four times a year, the Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction challenges writers to create an original piece of flash fiction based on two typical writing prompts plus one anti-prompt.

What’s an anti-prompt?

It’s a call to break a specific rule of writing. You know, those things you must never do if you hope to be a successful writer? Well, this is your chance to prove ‘em wrong.

Participants compete for AU$2,000 in cash prizes, including AU$1,000 and a trophy for the winner, cash prizes for the entire shortlist and two bonus ‘wildcard’ prizes.

The next round of the competition commences at midday 12.00pm AEST Friday 19 July 2024 (Sydney, Australia time).

Entrants have until midnight AEST on Sunday 21 July 2024 to submit a 500-word piece of original fiction in response to the given criteria.

The prompts are announced by email and will be available in the exclusive Participant Lounge.

Information about how and where to submit entries will be available in the Participant Lounge. Entrants also have access to the exclusive Participant Forum to swap beta reads and discuss ideas.

The competition is open to all ages and levels of ability all over the world. Parents and guardians should note however that entries are not censored, and young entrants may be exposed to themes and language inappropriate for their age.

Check out the Competition Rules and FAQ for more details, and check out our previous winning stories on the Honour Roll.

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Countdown to the start of the next round

  

Four times a year, the Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction challenges writers to create an original piece of flash fiction based on two typical writing prompts plus one anti-prompt.

What’s an anti-prompt?

It’s a call to break a specific rule of writing. You know, those things you must never do if you hope to be a successful writer? Well, this is your chance to prove ‘em wrong.

Participants compete for AU$2,000 in cash prizes, including AU$1,000 for the winner, cash prizes for the entire shortlist and two bonus ‘wildcard’ prizes.

The next round will commence at midday 12.00pm AEST Friday 19 July 2024 (Sydney, Australia time).

Entrants will have until midnight AEST on Sunday 21 July 2024 to submit a 500-word piece of original fiction in response to the given criteria.

When the competition kicks-off, the prompts will be announced by email and posted to the Participant Lounge.

Entrants will receive details about how and where to submit their entry when the competition opens. They’ll also have access to the exclusive Participant Forum, to swap beta reads and discuss ideas.

The competition is open to all ages and levels of ability all over the world. Parents and guardians should note, however, that entries are not censored, and young entrants may be exposed to themes and language inappropriate for their age.

Check out the Competition Rules and FAQ for more details, and check out our previous winning stories on the Honour Roll.

Click the link below to enter.

Give the gift of creativity

Purchase a gift card for the writer in your life

Give the gift of creativity

Purchase a gift card for the writer in your life

What our entrants are saying

Need to warm up your flash fiction muscles?

You can find more competitions at the links below

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