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Flash Fiction 2018!

Copyright Licences

Stories will be shared on the Library website. Please think about how you would like your work to be covered via copyright.

What is Flash Fiction??

Flash fiction is a super short story, in this case under 1000 words. We'd like you to create a scary/ creepy/ weird story (because they're fun!) though they don't have to have ghosts or monsters. Be creative and keep it simple. Think about stories you've read or seen and what makes them good. Draw on your own experience- tell us what scares you.

Pro Tip:

Stories must have a beginning, middle and an end.There ought to be some change in action or motivation of the characters. The reader should feel that there is some kind of plot resolution by the end of the story. An author must convey character and plot in a concise manner and make every word count.


Official Rules and Guidelines for Manor College Library's Flash Fiction Contest:


Contest is open to Manor College Students.

To be included in the contest, stories must be submitted online using the form below.

Stories must be the original, previously unpublished work of the submitter.

Stories should be scary/ horror themed, but must be suitable for a general audience, e.g. no profanity, vulgarity, etc.

All works must not exceed 1000 words. Stories must have a discernable arc though things like backstory or character development are not necessary. For tips and example, click the next tab.

There is a limit of 2 stories per entrant.  Please use a separate form for each entry.

By submitting a story, you agree to let Manor College Library share through our website. Copyright licensing may be selected author.

Stories will be judged on originality, creativity, and artistic quality, including creep factor!

Names will be taken off each submission when judging to ensure impartiality.

Deadline for entries is Tuesday, October 30.

Staff will choose a winner and announce them on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Prizes: the top writer will receive a $$$ gift card


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