Byron Writers Festival Flash Fiction Competition

Byron Writers Festival invites you to participate in our second annual Flash Fiction Competition!

The task

Write a 200-word short story that includes the word ‘sunlight’.


  • Submissions open Wed 29 May and close Wed 26 June
  • Winners announced Friday 12 July


  • The winner will receive a 3-Day Festival Pass
  • Two runners up will each receive a Sunday Pass
  • Top three entries will be published in our member magazine northerly, on our website blog and shared on social media
  • Top ten shortlisted entries will be displayed throughout the 2019 Byron Writers Festival site


  • Maximum 200 words. Entries that exceed the word limit will be ineligible.
  • Electronic registrations and submissions only. No correspondence or feedback will be given, and only winners will be notified.
  • $10 entry fee per submission, paid upon registration.
  • Please use Arial, 12-point font and include the title of your story in your submisson.
  • Your name should not appear anywhere in your submission.

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