AWC presents

Furious Fiction

The ultimate flash fiction challenge

 

On the first weekend of each new SEASON, we invite you to put your storytelling skills to the test in the ultimate writer-takes-all short story competition. Armed only with our challenge criteria and your creativity, your job is to race the clock to come up with your best 500 words-or-fewer story in just 55 hours.

It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s free… Welcome to Furious Fiction!

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The next FURIOUS FICTION challenge will go live 5pm Friday 4 March 2022.

On each competition weekend, we’ll reveal a set of story prompts and you’ll have 55 hours to submit your best story of 500-words (or fewer) for the chance to win a cash prize of AUD$500.

Furious Fiction is free to enter and open to anyone 17 years+, anywhere in the world.

Be sure to sign up to the Furious Fiction Fan Club (click on the big blue button) to be notified about each competition and also for monthly creative inspiration!

The winner of Furious Fiction December will be announced on 19 January 2022.

Welcome to SUMMER 2021/22 FURIOUS FICTION!

These are this competition’s challenge criteria:

  1. Your story must include a tree.
  2. Your story must include something being taped.
  3. Your story must include the words DANCE, SEARCH and CHANGE.


Feel free to interpret these criteria in any creative way you like – the more original the better! The three required words can be longer but the original spelling must be retained (e.g., “DANCEr”, “reSEARCH” or “CHANGEd”).

Your story must be 500 words or fewer and the winning story will earn its talented author $500AU.

We also love seeing you share the fun throughout the weekend by tagging #furiousfiction in your Twitter and Instagram 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 per competition round.

NOTE: Our submission box is allergic to italics, but we know they can be useful. So if you require italics for your story, please place an asterisk *before and after* the italic section(s).

Entries close MIDNIGHT Sunday 5 December 2021 (Sydney/Melbourne daylight saving time). A countdown timer is located above.

The first prize is AUD500. The winner will be announced 19 January 2022.

Good luck!

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