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Sussex writing competition seeks entrants in a Flash

Brian Blessed: "Gordon's Alive!"

Budding writers need to WOW readers in an instant to be in with a chance of winning a new flash fiction competition from West Sussex Writers, running as part of the Worthing World of Words (WOW) Festival 2016.

Worthing WOW Festival – which is funded by Arts Council England, University of Chichester and the Heritage Lottery Fund – is from 28 May to 12 June this year and offers writing workshops, spoken word nights, author talks and more.

Flash fiction is a very short story – each piece entered into this completion should not exceed 300 words. West Sussex Writers / Worthing WOW Flash Fiction Competition 2016 entries need to feature all elements of a longer piece of fiction but the length dictates that the words really need to pack a punch in order to grab the reader.

Artistic Director of the WOW festival Melody Bridges revealed her thoughts on what makes a good story: “I like it when I read short stories that leave a lasting impression, and for that to happen it’s going to be really gripping from start to finish.“

It’s free to enter this flash (a-ha!) writing competition and the winner will have their story published on the Worthing WOW page of the Worthing Herald. Will you be the saviour of the 300 words?

A shortlist of entries will be compiled by a panel of judges from Worthing WOW and West Sussex Writers. The shortlist will be judged by best-selling Worthing author, Pam Weaver. The deadline for entries to this writing competition is 1 May 2016 and further information about the competition can be found here.

Our very own West Sussex writer, Katy of Chichester Copywriter, channels the great Brian Blessed when offering the following advice to promising flash fiction writers: “Gordon’s alive! This writing competition sounds just the ticket, now get scribbling!”


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