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East Londoners: Enter a micro-fiction competition

ARE YOU a storyteller?

Micro-fiction - or flash fiction - is the art of telling a story, complete with a compelling plot and insightful characterisation, in as few words as possible.

To coincide with the Almasi League creative writing workshops, we are running a competition to encourage east London residents, especially aspiring writers of whatever age, who have never entered a writing competition before, to rise to the challenge, put down their story, and make a submission.

Important details:

Word length for entries is 250-400 words.

There is no required theme and submissions may be in any genre.

Entries will be judged by Almasi League Writer in Residence Courttia Newland

There is a £50 prize for the winning entry.

The deadline is June 19.


The submission must not have been published elsewhere.

Applicants can submit an unlimited number of entries.

There is no fee to enter.

Entrants must submit their full names and email addresses.

The winning entry will be publicised on the Almasi League website.

The winner may be required to take part in publicity.

The Judge's decision is final.

How to submit:

Submissions, which should have a title, should be emailed to: as a Word document.

The accompanying email should include full name and contact details.

The deadline is June 19.

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