Flash Fiction Competition Entry Deadline Extended to May

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Lincoln Book Festival is extending the entry deadline for this year’s Flash Fiction Competition to 1st May so more writers looking for creative pursuits at home can craft and submit their own original short stories.

The competition was due to close for entries on 4th April but as many families are now planning home schooling activities for the weeks ahead while schools are closed, the deadline has been pushed back a month to give more opportunity for people to take part.

The festival itself has been postponed from its scheduled spot in May in accordance with Government advice to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. Organisers hope to rearrange the festival in a similar format and with a similar programme of guest authors for October if possible.

Lincoln Book Festival’s Flash Fiction Competition challenges authors of all ages to produce their own ultra short stories of exactly 50 words – no more, no less – on a given topic. This year’s theme is the Lincoln Imp. Prizes are £30 in book vouchers for winners (as selected by a panel of judges) in three age categories.

Winners of the competition will be announced at the rescheduled festival as and when it goes ahead. Entry forms can be downloaded below. Please submit your entries to competitions@lincolnbookfestival.org before the new deadline of 1st May.

(Please note Terms ad Conditions and Entry Forms will still state the old 4th April entry deadline but these are amended by this announcement as permitted by the T&Cs as a reserved right of the organising Lincoln Book Festival Trust as Promoter).

Entry Form – Lincoln Book Festival Flash Fiction Competition 2020

Terms and Conditions – Lincoln Book Festival Flash Fiction Competition 2020 FINAL