Bare Fiction Prize 2016 - Flash Fiction Entry
Flash Fiction Judge: David Gaffney
David Gaffney lives in Manchester. He is the author of several books including Sawn-Off Tales (2006), Aromabingo (2007), Never Never (2008), The Half-Life of Songs (2010) and More Sawn-Off tales (2013). He has written articles for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Financial Times and Prospect magazine. ‘One hundred and fifty words by Gaffney are more worthwhile than novels by a good many others.’ The Guardian.
‘I’m looking for stories that are thoughtful, surprising, delightful, cunning. Stories that sneak up behind you and whisper in your ear. Stories that ask you where you want to go but take you somewhere else. Stories where the punchline is there is no punchline. I’d like to hear about things I never thought of, stories with beginnings we never see and endings we never hear about. Above all a voice, a place, a sense of direction, and a belief that putting these words down in this certain order might in someway be useful to someone.’
- Maximum 500 words
- 1st Prize: £500
- 2nd Prize: £200
- 3rd Prize: £100
- 2 x Highly Commended: £25 each
Deadline: October 31st 2016
£2 entry discount for magazine subscribers.
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