The Casket of Fictional Delights was established in 2011 to showcase short stories and flash fiction. In the first five years we published 40 short stories over 150 flash fiction and over 50 audios; these included TubeFlash – working with Transport for London, Spread the Word and City Lit. In total we have published the work of over 100 writers, including award-winning, established and new writers producing a diverse and eclectic range of work. Our audios are of exemplary quality, produced by a professional studio manager, and they have featured regularly in the iTunes New & Newsworthy charts.
The Casket of Fictional Delights no longer accepts open submissions. Submissions are by invitation and recommendation only. Any unsolicited submissions will be ignored. It is not that we are not interested in your writing it is just that we do not have the resources to handle the volume of unsolicited work received.
2017 Flash Fiction Competition Launching 7th April
Award-winning writer Kit De Waal will be judging the 2017 FLASH FICTION COMPETITION, launching soon. Entries open on 7th April, to coincide with Get Creative, a nationwide weekend celebrating and supporting everyday creativity. PRIZES: The top three flash fictions will be published here, on The Casket of Fictional Delights. The top 10 flash fictions will be professionally recorded and broadcast as special audio stories on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn and Stitcher. The winning flash fiction receives a £150 prize.
Closing date: 31st May 2017.
Flash Fiction is fiction of extreme brevity, though the number of words varies. The term is thought to have originated in 1992. In China it is known as ‘smoke long’. Other names include micro fiction, concise fiction, sudden fiction, postcard fiction, minute fiction, fast fiction, quick fiction, micro narrative, cut-off fiction skinny fiction, short short story.
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