Monday, May 09, 2016

111 Emergency Words - flash fiction competition

Entries are open now!

Whitirieia's popular, student-run literary competition is back. This year it's open to all of NZ, and has a new theme.

There are several cash prizes - and winners will be decided by online vote. As ever, we hope new and established writers will rub shoulders. 

How to enter:
Write a piece of flash fiction - exactly 111 words long - themed around one of these categories: 'Fire; 'Police' or 'Ambulance'. (You may be abstract or literal, but the connection should be clear.)

Nine semi-finalists will be chosen in each of those three categories, and published online for public voting.

Votes will determine two runners-up and one winner in each category.

The winners and runners-up will then be re-published online for one last round of public voting to find the overall 111 Emergency Words winner.

Deadline: 31 May

Minimum prizes:
Each category winner - $60
Each category runner-up - $40
Overall winner - $80 on top of previous prize

Spot prizes may also be awarded.

To enter and read submission guidelines, head to

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