October’s Zeroflash Competition

Hello everyone.

Thanks for your repeated interest in our blog. This month, well, it’s Halloween. So, in-keeping with the season, our competition is a horrific one…with a twist.

You can be a devilish and deviant as you like (within accepted limits of course), but this time around, we’d like you to take nature and the elements as your added inspiration.

Above is a rather relaxing video of a dam in Cambridge…now twist it! Or take a summer’s breeze and turn it into something malevolent, or stick to the old thunder and lightning trope, but make it somehow even more scary.

The choice is yours.

Just the one submission each per person, please.

300 words, maximum.

Deadline is Midnight GMT on the final day of the month.

Please allow Zeroflash 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 either of our three artists-in-residence, Sophia Johnson, Andrew Howell or Jon Stubbington 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: zerofiction000@gmail.com

Please feel free to add comments and thoughts. We’d welcome your input.

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