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Flash 500 Competitions

Lorraine Mace is humour columnist for Writing Magazine and a deputy editor of Words with JAM. She writes fiction for the women’s magazine market and features for monthly glossy magazines.

Winner of a Petra Kenney International Poetry Award, she has won and been placed in numerous creative writing and poetry competitions. From the other side of the writing fence, she runs the international flash fiction and humour verse competitions at Flash 500.

Lorraine is well qualified as she is also a writing competition judge for Writers’ Forum and is head judge for the short story competitions held by Lancashire Magazine and Yorkshire Magazine.

Flash Fiction Competition

Now in its fourth year, this quarterly open-themed competition for fiction up to 500 words has closing dates of 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December.

Entry fee: £5 for one story, £8 for two stories

Prizes: £300 plus publication in Words with JAM, £100 and £50

Humour Verse Competition

Now in its third year, any form of humour verse will be accepted, from a limerick to a poem of 32 lines.

This is also a quarterly competition with closing dates of 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December.

Entry fee: £3 for the first poem, £2.50 for each poem thereafter

Prizes: £150 plus publication in Words with JAM, £100 and £50

Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition

New! This is an annual competition, opening for entries on 1st May and closing on 31st October.  The judges for this competition will be the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing.

Entry fee: £10

Prizes: £500 first prize, plus a runner’s up prize of £200

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