The JULY Furious Fiction is now CLOSED. The next Furious Fiction challenge will go live on Friday 2 August 2024.


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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: So tell me – what is FURIOUS FICTION?
A: FURIOUS FICTION is a monthly short story challenge from the Australian Writers’ Centre.

Q: How does it work?
A: On the FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH, we will unveil a new story challenge. You then have 55 hours and a maximum of 500 words to wow us with your storytelling skills.

Q: Can I see one you prepared earlier?
A: Of course! In fact, over on our story showcase archive, you can explore all of the previous challenges and featured stories since 2018! (Get comfy.) 

Q: So, how much is it to be part of this?
A: Please, put your wallet away. It’s free to participate.

Q: Wait. Did you just say it’s FREE?
A: We did. Do you need to get your hearing checked?

Q: Sorry, what?
A: Nothing.

Q: How can I be part of FURIOUS FICTION?
A: It’s easy. The challenge is open worldwide to participants aged 17 years and over. Sign up to the Furious Fiction Fan Club to be notified when the next challenge goes LIVE.