The Not Quite Write Prize

for Flash Fiction

14-16 July 2023

Register below for the Not Quite Write Prize

A flash fiction competition with a



The Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction challenges writers to create an original piece of 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.

  • Free to enter
  • 60 hours
  • 600 words
  • AUD $300 cash prize

The competition commences at midday 12.00pm AEST (Sydney, Australia time) Friday 14 July 2023.

At this time, we will announce the competition criteria by email to those who have registered for email updates. We will also publish the criteria on the website at

Entrants will have until midnight AEST on Sunday 16 July 2023 to submit a 600-word piece of original fiction in response to the given criteria.

Entry is free. The competition will be judged blind with all entrants having the chance to take out the AUD $300 cash prize.

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.

Click here to read the full Terms & Conditions.

Need to warm up your flash fiction muscles?

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