Deadline: October 2, 2022

Entry fee:  £10

About the competition


We want your tongue-in-cheek clichés, your desperate reinterpretations, your hopes, dreams and nightmares. We want your frustrations, your ‘I told you so’s and whatever else your characters might come up with in the struggle for on-page survival, or death. We want precision, perspective and mind-blowing revelations. Make us see things in ways we couldn’t possibly conceive of, without you!

In short, we want it all, but we want it short: 900 words – tops. Maximum of three entries per author.

Competition guideline

  • Contestants must be 18+ by Oct 2nd ‘22
  • Contestants are to submit Flash Fiction by email to: [email protected]
  • Submissions must be sent as .doc or .docx (.pdf as a last resort) files, attached to the email. Please do not paste your entry into the email body.
  • Submissions must contain an original title (obligatory) and a maximum of 900 words of prose. Do not place any identifying information on the submission document. This is to allow for fair adjudication.
  • Submissions should be typed in a standard 12pt font with no frills, and double-spaced.
  • For administrative purposes, we ask that you type: PERISCOPE 7 in the email subject line. Please add some basic contact information, your real name (and a brief bio if you want to brighten the coordinator’s day) in the email body.
  • A fee request will be sent from PayPal on receipt of your submission. Prior to this, you will receive a confirmation email (within 48 hours of submitting).
  • All prize monies will be transferred by PayPal within four weeks of notification.We ask for one-time publication rights in regard to the winner and honourable mentions. Authors retain all other rights to their work.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions but please notify us immediately so we can withdraw your entry if it has been successful elsewhere.
  • Please do not submit work that has been successful in another contest or published elsewhere (bar your personal website).
  • Material that is discriminatory or blatantly offensive will be disregarded in whole.
  • We support equal opportunities for writers and extend the same welcome to all individuals, regardless of background, identification or personal mythology.
  • Results will be announced in mid-Nov ‘22. Prior to this, progressing contestants will be notified personally about the shortlist.
  • The decisions of the adjudicators are respected and considered final.
  • Enter the competition here.
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