Flash Fiction

This competition is on hiatus for the foreseeable future.


Running in April, August and December of every year, the Wandering Words Flash Fiction Competition is all about celebrating the unique writing form that is flash fiction, giving amateur writers a chance to showcase their stories to the world.

Entries must in some way incorporate the theme, which is announced on the day the competition opens.  The competition runs from the 1st of the month until the 25th.

Please read the terms & conditions below before entering.

Next competition:




Entry fee:

This competition is currently free entry

Word limit:

Max. 500 words


One winner will receive a £10 Amazon voucher and publication on Wandering Words

Send your entry to: wanderingwords@outlook.com (please quote the month’s theme in the subject line)

Previous themes:

Game Over


Family Feud (no winner)

Flying (no winner)

The Gift

Terms and conditions:
  • The competition is open internationally, though all submissions must be in English.
  • All entries must be the property of the person submitting.
  • All entries must be original and not have been previously published.
  • There is a maximum limit of two entries per person for each competition.
  • By submitting, you agree to the publication of your work on the website and in future anthologies put together by Wandering Words (the proceeds of which go towards running the site).
  • Entries are judged anonymously and the judges have the right to choose no winner if no submitted entry captures their imagination.
  • Prizes are final and can not be exchanged.
  • Entries received after the competition deadline will be immediately rejected.