55 hours. 500 words. 500 dollars.
On the first weekend of every month, you are invited to put your storytelling skills to the test in the ultimate writer-takes-all short story competition. Armed only with our simple brief, your job is to race the clock to come up with your best 500 words-or-fewer story and be in to win a tasty $500 – every single month.
It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s free… Welcome to Furious Fiction!
Welcome to JULY FURIOUS FICTION!
THIS MONTH'S CRITERIA
- Your story must take place at either WEDDING or a FUNERAL.
- Your story must include something being cut.
- Your story must include the words “UNDER”, “OVER” and “BETWEEN”.
If anything appears open to interpretation, then go for it – our judges reward creativity!
Don’t forget to share in the fun throughout the weekend by tagging #furiousfiction in your Twitter and Instagram in your updates!
Maximum 500 words – hyphenated compounds count as just one word.
This contest is open to anyone in the world. But you must be 17 or older to enter and you can only enter ONCE.
NOTE: Our submission box is allergic to italics, but we know they’re very useful. So if you require italics for your story, please place an asterisk *before and after* the italic section(s).
The deadline is 11:59:59pm Sunday 5 July 2020 (Sydney/Melbourne time).
The first prize is AUD500. Winner will be announced on Wednesday 22 July.
“I am thrilled to win the June 2018 Furious Fiction competition and the generous prize offered by the Australian Writers' Centre. The monthly competition offers amateur writers plenty of encouragement,
motivation and inspiration to continue on their writing journeys.
Thank you to the Australian Writers' Centre for supporting
Australia's writing community so generously.”
– Jacqueline Trott