This month, well it’s Christmas, but we’d like something different.
How about a seasonal tale from an alternate or peculiar point of view? The image above is of John Martin’s ‘Satan Presiding at the Infernal Council’. Imagine Lucifer get a christmas present? Or King Tut sees snow for the first time? Whatever you fancy.
Just the one submission each per person, please.
300 words, maximum.
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 is 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: email@example.com
Please feel free to add comments and thoughts. We’d welcome your input.