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New Writers Flash Fiction Competition 2022

New Writers Flash Fiction Competition 2022 – The results are in! Check out the winners, shortlist, longlist and honourable mentions HERE.

Many thanks to all who entered, we were blown away by the high standard of the hundreds of entries we received.

The inaugural New Writers Flash Fiction Competition is now closed for submissions and the winners have been announced.

Competition Details At A Glance:

Best Writing Contests of 2022, recommended by Reedsy
  • Deadline: 11:59 pm (UK time) on 30 November 2022
  • Entry Fee: £6 per entry
  • Charity: £1 from each entry will be donated to First Story (England’s leading creative writing charity for young people)
  • Prizes: 1st Place: £700; 2nd Place: £200; 3rd Place: £100
  • Publication: The 10 shortlisted entries will be published on the website
  • Word Limit: 300 words (excluding title)


  1. Fill in your name, your email address, pen name/alias (optional) and the title of your entry in the Entry Form below.
  2. Upload your entry by clicking ‘Choose File’, ensuring it is in one of the supported file types (Microsoft Word Document, OpenDocument Text, or PDF)
  3. Read the Competition Rules, Terms & Conditions and tick the box to confirm you have done so and that you agree to them.
  4. Click your preferred payment method (both options are administered by PayPal) and follow the instructions to pay the entry fee of £6.00.
  5. Once you have submitted your payment, your entry will be sent to the judges at and you will receive and confirmation email.
  6. If you wish to submit a second and/or third entry, please repeat the above steps.

New Writers Flash Fiction Competition 2022 – THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED TO ENTRIES.

Many thanks to all who entered, we’ll get the results out by early January 2023.

Now you’re in the mood for writing, why not check out our list of writing competitions that features some of the best writing contests around. Or how about reading about the great work undertaking by the charity your entry is supporting, First Story:

First Story - Creative Writing Charity

First Story is England’s leading creative writing charity for young people. They enrich the lives of students in low-income communities by providing quality extracurricular creative activities and cultural experiences that foster creativity, confidence, ability and talent.

The charity believes every young person deserves to reap the benefits of a rich creative education and our vision is a society that encourages and supports young people from all backgrounds to practice creative writing for pleasure, self-expression and agency. Their flagship Young Writers Programme places inspiring professional writers in residence in non-selective secondary schools, where they work intensively with a consistent group towards publication of a printed anthology. Participants in First Story groups are encouraged to develop their unique voices and taught to tell their own stories with confidence and skill. Regular local and national events and competitions, plus resources and support for teachers, add value to our provision and offer a year-round experience.

The charity’s growing portfolio of exclusive opportunities for First Story alumni, in partnership with prestigious arts organisations, ensures an accessible progression pipeline for talent. No other organisation in England offers a comparable richness and depth of creative writing provision. Embedding professional writers in schools over an extended period, and their focus on supporting secondary-age students in some of the most ethnically diverse and socio-economically deprived areas of the country, sets First Story apart.

Diversity and inclusion underpins and guides everything that they do and they are committed to empowering young people with agency and amplifying their voices.

Find out more at