Deadline: January 19, 2024

Entry fee: $25

About the competition

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.

Prize: Total prize pool of AU$2,000 with 8 prizes including AU$1,000 for first place and publication on the Not Quite Write podcast.

Competition guideline

  • These Competition Rules set out the agreement between the Not Quite Write podcast (“we”) and entrants (“you”) regarding entry in the January 2024 Not Quite Write Prize for Flash Fiction (“the competition”). The Competition Rules constitute the terms and conditions for entry.
  • Yes, even a competition that breaks the rules must have rules. It’s a little bit ironic, don’t you think?
  • By entering the competition, you agree that your entry is a work of original fiction composed by you specifically for the competition during the competition window. You further agree to abide by the following terms and conditions.
  • Key dates
  • The competition commences midday on Friday 19 January 2024 AEDT (“commencement”). At commencement, we will announce the prompts by email to those who have registered for the competition. We will also publish the prompts on the website at
  • The competition closes strictly at midnight on Sunday 21 January 2024 AEDT (“deadline”). Late entries will not be accepted except in the event of a technology failure on the part of Not Quite Write and at our sole discretion.
  • The 60-hour period between the commencement and deadline of the competition is referred to in these Terms and Conditions as the “competition window.”
  • Judging will commence on Monday 22 January 2024 AEDT and continue until 3 March 2024 (“judging window”).
  • We will announce the winner using their given pen name on the Not Quite Write website and podcast at 5.00pm Sunday 3 March AEDT (“announcement”). We may also announce longlisted entries prior to this date at our discretion.
  • We reserve the right to extend the judging window and delay the planned announcement at our discretion.
  • Unless otherwise specified, all dates and times associated with the competition are based on Sydney, Australia time (AEST or AEDT as applicable).
  • Read the whole guideline and submit an entry here.

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