Writers! We all love writing, right? Even though we have our own favorite genre or themes, does it really matters? We don't think so. We just want to express ourselves, emotions through the words. Some days in 300 words and some days a bit more... We want to encourage our writers to give it a ago for different categories. Have you ever written a script for instance? If not, why don't you you give it a try? Or 1500 Word Stories? We love them, now we've opened a Short Story cat
- Can you please tell us about you? Where do you live and how is your daily life? I'm a Kiwi-Brit living in London, having grown up between New Zealand and Essex. I work in theatre, directing and running workshops for youth theatre groups, including young people with autism. If you want to know more then @RTaylorHunt is me and @AirlockTheatre is my theatre company, on Twitter. - When did you start writing? How often do you write? We want to learn all about your writing lif
- Can you please tell us about you? Where do you live and how is your daily life? I live in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Lake Geneva, near where Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. I like to think her creative inspiration floats through the air here. Also, I’m in London, California, and Florida as often as possible. - When did you start writing? How often do you write? We want to learn all about your writing life! I began writing at nine. I got halfway through an orange notepad wri
- Can you please tell us about you? Where do you live and how is your daily life? I live with my husband and daughter on the South Coast of Wellington, New Zealand . Wellington is built on a major faultline and is known for its wind and earthquakes as well as being the ‘coolest little capital in the world.’ My days are usually a rush of starting work early so I can leave just after lunch to pick my daughter up from school. I try and fit my writing in when we get home. - When
-Can you please tell us about you? Where do you live and how is your daily life? I live in Kent with my husband and work in a part time administrative role for the NHS which I really enjoy. Other than writing, my hobbies include meditation, mindfulness, reiki, exploring gardens and nature, and of course reading. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease a little over two years ago and have been struggling with my health ever since, but it’s gradually coming under control. It’s bee
- Can you please tell us about you? Where do you live and how is your daily life? I am a professor of agricultural economics in Tennessee. I have lived in several regions across the United States, and I spent a year in East London, near Spitalfields Market. - When did you start writing? How often do you write? We want to learn all about your writing life! I have written as long as I can remember, but I rarely let anyone read my work as an adult until this spring. Writing has
Winner The Bone House by Alexis Wolfe Father blames the lack of burial space on the refugees. He’s wrong, they’re buried in a different cemetery, a piece of scrubland, re-designated after that late October weekend when almost every boat met trouble. Perhaps if he’d seen our hospital corridors. Shoes peeking from under white sheets. Trainers, laces unravelled and bright coloured leather, velcro straps. Same shoes we worry about affording, because our kids’ feet don’t stop grow
Can you please tell us about you? Where do you live and how is your daily life?
I started my professional life as a journalist but retrained in psychotherapy and counseling in my late 40s. My adult children have left home, and I now work part-time to create space for creative
pursuits. I live in Dunedin, New Zealand. Gorgeous, remote, cold in winter. I love it!
When did you start writing? How often do you write? We want to learn all about your writing life!
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- Can you please tell us about you? Where do you live and how is your daily life? I work part time, look after my toddler part time and fit in writing where and when I can. I’m currently living in Manchester, UK. - When did you start writing? How often do you write? I started writing at university, but my creative writing tutor was very negative about my work and I didn’t feel confident enough to attempt fiction again until I was nearly 30. I had a few things published but th
Congrats! Here are the winning stories: 1st Place: The Horrible Heat by T.L.Sherwood Winning Prize £100 Click here to read the story. 2nd Place: The Conch Shell by Pam Morrison Winning Prize£30 Click here to read the story. 3rd Place: Love by Ofir Oz Winning Prize £10 Click here to read the story. Highly Recommended Stories Grey by Lauren Howlett Dancing Queen by Frances Gapper Half A Wanting by Megan Tieszen Snake Pit by Fatima El-Kalay I am Your Body by Clodagh O'Brien Befo
First Place, 1st Quarter-2018 THE HORRIBLE HEAT by T. L. Sherwood - USA We’re headed for another record breaker. A 90-degree day in Buffalo is a rarity, but in early May? I yell to Sal we oughta tweet to our idiot President and say, “Look, about climate change, it’s real, okay?” “Don’t waste your time.” Sally packs the striped beach bag and tosses in an umbrella; I pull it out. “They just said there’s a chance of rain,” she snaps. I raise an eyebrow. “I’ll carry it.” “Whateve
Please see the longlisted stories and writers below! They are not in any particular order. Winners will be announced on the 10th of February 2018. Good luck to you all! And the writers who are not on the list please keep in touch. We received great stories from all around the world. It was really a tough decision to make. Even though you're not on this list you're in our network now, keep in touch and let us know your achievements. It's been a great pleasure to read all of th
James Kirchick, an award-winning author, and a brave activist from the USA. Please read our interview below! What impresses you the most in a Flash Fiction? Given that the story can only be 300 words, I am looking for something beyond the ephemeral, a story that will make an impression. How do awards affect writers? As an award-winning author, how did it made you feel to receive them? It is always gratifying to receive accolades for one’s work, to know that it is apprecia
Luis Pizarro, an author, a great historian and an editor at the oldest publishing house in Spain, Planeta Publishing. Also one of our great judges, please read below, our interview on London Independent Story Prize Flash Fiction competition. What impresses you the most in a Flash Fiction as a historian author? I think that above all we should be impressed by the experience that the story gives us. All work of fiction literature should do to be a full experience. But a short s