Newsflash for NewsFlash!

National Flash Fiction Day takes place Saturday 27th June 2015. For the past two years we’ve hosted Dublin’s flash fiction event, and we’re delighted to be back again this year, proudly presenting Newsflash!

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-500-word stories for our NEWSFLASH event. Our deadline for submissions is 1st June and 2 stories max can be sent (in separate emails please!) to!

We’re also excited to announce our annual Flash Fiction Competition “The 101″. We’ve added a new challenge this year by giving you two extra words to play around with. All you flash-enthusiasts will know the power of two more words. We like to think it is a word-perfect flash challenge.

Every story entered must be EXACTLY 101 words. No more. No less.

With only 101 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!

The deadline for 101 submissions is 8th June and 2 stories max can be sent (in separate emails please!) to

As always this event is FREE and will be held in Arthur’s Pub, Dublin 8. 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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