FlashDash #NFFD2016

National Flash Fiction Day is taking place on Saturday June 25th this year, but being the awkward kind that we are, our event is on Sunday June 26th. We can’t believe it’s already in it’s fifth year! We’ve been hosting Dublin’s flash fiction event for the past five years, and we’re delighted to be back again this year, proudly presenting FLASHDASH!

We want flash that is powerful and intimate, brief and highly charged. We are inviting submissions from anyone who might like to read on the day – we’ll select the finest under-501-word (including title) stories for our FLASHDASH event. AND! We’re extending the deadline!! You can now send us in your writing until June 6th and 2 stories max can be sent (in separate emails please!) to flash@bigsmokewritingfactory.com!

We’re also thrilled to announce the return of our flash fiction competition THE 105, the word-perfect flash challenge where every story entered must be EXACTLY 105 words (including title). No more. No less. With only 105 words on the page there are very few places to hide, so send us your best. It can be shocking or touching, brutal or heart wrenching – we want flash that moves the reader. Whether you’re a flash fiction newbie or a total flash expert, this is an evening of creativity and inspiration not to be missed! Deadline for submissions is 6th June and 2 stories max can be sent (in separate emails please!) to flash@bigsmokewritingfactory.com!

We have some brilliant prizes- the first prize is a 250euro voucher for Big Smoke Writing Factory and all shortlisted entries will be printed on limited edition postcards that will be available on the night. And, of course, the opportunity to have your writing heard!

As always this event is FREE and will be held in Arthur’s Pub, Dublin 8 from 3pm. All are welcome. So come along and bring a friend, bring two if you’ve got them! We look forward to seeing you all there!

– The Big Smoke team.

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