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!
The next FURIOUS FICTION challenge will go live 5pm Friday 2 September 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 June will be announced on 20 July 2022.
Welcome to WINTER 2022 FURIOUS FICTION!
These are this round’s challenge criteria:
- Your story must begin with a sentence containing exactly SIX words.
- Your story must include something being served.
- Your story must include the words STAGE, WIRE and LOG.
Feel free to interpret these criteria in any creative way you like – the more original the better! (It really can help your story stand out.) As always, the three required words can be longer but the original spelling must be retained (e.g., “upSTAGEd”, or “LOGging”).
Your story must be 500 words or fewer (hyphenated words and contractions each count as just one word) 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 June 2022 (Sydney/Melbourne time). A countdown timer is located above.
The first prize is AUD500. The winner will be announced in July.