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Fictional Flashbacks! LTRL Flash Fiction Competition



The Love to Read Local Flash Competition is now open for its fifth year.

As we gear up towards Love to Read Local Week 2024, Writing WA, in partnership with Raine Square, are seeking flash fiction pieces of 100-words or fewer, inspired by a memorable object in your life. 

And this year, we’ve revamped the prizes!
First, second, and third place will each be awarded a cash prize to the value of $500, $300, and $200 respectively.

We have added a new category of People’s Choice Award, in which the you, the public, will get to vote for your favourite piece out of the 10 shortlisted entries. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $200. Voters will go in the drawer to win a $50 book voucher.

All winners will be interviewed on Podstreet, the Writing WA podcast.

Longlisted entries will be published here on the Love to Read Local website. Shortlisted entries will also be published on the Raine Square Short Edition Story Dispenser and on Writing WA’s Literary Map.

Submissions are open until Monday 22 April 2024 (5.00 pm AWST).
The longlist will be announced on Friday 10 May 2024.
The shortlist will be announced on Friday 17 May 2024.
The winner, runners-up and People’s Choice Award will be announced on Friday 31 May to kick off the weekend of Love to Read Local Week 2024.

Entry is free and open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Western Australia.

For more information and to submit your entry click here.

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