‘Cthulhu’ by Sophia Johnson
As this month is Halloween, it seems appropriate to revel in the horror.
To that end, this month’s Zeroflash, flash fiction competition is calling for your most gruesome, depraved, diabolical, demented, distasteful, psychological and terrifying works.
If you can incite a series of pant wetting events, likely as not, you’ll win. So, have at it! And may the most despicable prose win. You can be horrifically funny too, we like that.
For those of you that would care to submit, we’re looking for stories of anywhere up to 300 words.
We’d love a beginning, are partial to a middle and if you could see your way clear to adding an ending, we’d be ever so grateful.
Other than that, any genre, any style, any tone, any language. Fill it with character and description and make us think and cry and laugh and gag and stuff.
Just the one submission each per month, please.
Deadline is Midnight GMT on the final day of the month.
Please allow Zero Flash the first opportunity to publish your work. Once the competition is over, feel free to publish anywhere else you like.
Do your best to format as Times New Roman and 12 points please.
Please state if your entry if for the competition in the subject line of your email.
Every month we will decide on the best story and make a showing of it for the world to see. We’ll tell everyone that it’s great and they should admire and praise it…and then we’ll start all over again.
PRIZE: An original illustration of your winning entry from artist-in-residence, Sophia Johnson (illustrator of Zeroflash Logo fame) and £10 from my back pocket.
If you do decide to grace us with your prose, there’s a good chance that at some point (probably a year down the line) we might use it in a ‘best of’ collection. So, be warned, by sending us your stuff, it will/might be published in an outmoded form called paper and as such, you accept this. Should this happen you will be offered the opportunity to buy the book at ‘cost’ + delivery.
Please send your stories to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to add comments and thoughts. We’d welcome your input.