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F – The Scottish Arts Trust Edinburgh Award for Flash Fiction 2024

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

£2,000 prize for writers worldwide and stories on any topic up to 250 words

Use the same form to enter the main competition, the Golden Hare Award and the Write Mango Awards. All stories entered are considered for the top prize of £2,000

  • First Prize £2,000

  • Second Prize £300

  • Third Prize £150

  • Golden Hare Award £500

  • Publication is offered to authors of the top twenty stories (or more) in our next anthology.

£7 entry fee per story.

Please read all the rules – here are the most important ones

  • Your story can be on any topic. It does not have to be about Scotland.

  • Make sure your story is 250 words or fewer, excluding the title. If it is one word over the limit it will be disqualified.

  • Your story should not have been previously published, online or in print.

  • You may enter the same story in other competitions at the same time, but if the story is selected for publication or a prize let us know so that we may withdraw it from our competition.

  • The Flash Fiction competition is open to writers worldwide and includes prizes of £2,000 1st, £300 2nd and £150 3rd. The Golden Hare Award is an additional award for writers resident in Scotland and carries a prize of £500.

  • The winner of the Golden Hare Award cannot have previously won any other Story Award prize.

  • Make sure your name does not appear anywhere in your story document.

  • Make sure your file is in .doc, .docx or .pdf format. We cannot always read .pages or .odt files and will disqualify them if not. If you are not sure how to produce these formats, read the guidance notes or get in touch with us at the address below.

  • Payment of £7 per story can be made by credit/debit card or cheque. After successfully completing the main form, you will be taken to the payment section.

  • FREE ENTRY: If you live in Scotland and you or anyone in your immediate family receives any form of income support, carers allowance, disability allowance, tax credit or universal credit you are entitled to free entry to the competition. Please use the Free Entry Form.


August 31
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Edinburgh Award for Flash Fiction


Scottish Arts Trust
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