Fancy having a go at writing a story in 100 words? The theme is summer, the closing date, 30 April
We’re full of admiration for a good microfiction: the format may be short, but there’s a wonderful sense of economy, every word polished and shaped with care. In just a few sentences, authors capture fleeting moments – the look of a flower in sunlight, say; the emotional weather in a relationship, or a tale of intrigue, filled with plot and peril.
If you fancy having a go, let our competition be your cue to action. It’s really just for fun, although the winner will receive a parcel of books to say well done. We’re looking for stories on the subject of SUMMER, with a feelgood vibe. The word count is 100 maximum (not including the title) and the work should be all your own and not previously published.
Email your microfiction to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and phone number and use the subject heading: MICROFICTION.
We’ll print our favourites in the June issue of The Simple Things, just in time for National Flash Fiction Day (nationalflashfictionday.co.uk). The closing date for submitting stories is 30 April 2018. Good luck!