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Schedule

The Reflex Fiction flash fiction contest is always open for entries. Below you’ll find the important dates for the flash fiction contest that’s currently open for entries. Entries must be received before midnight UK time at the end of the closing date shown. Entries that miss the deadline will roll over to the next competition.

Reflex Fiction is more than a flash fiction contest. We also publish one story every day as we count down to the winner of each contest. Below you’ll find our publishing schedule including dates when the long-listed stories and winners will be published.

Flash Fiction contest schedule
REFLEX FICTION CONTEST SCHEDULE

Autumn 2017 – Open for Entries

Prize fund: £1,750 (approx. $2,250 / €2,040)
Prizes: £1,000 first, £500 second, £250 third
Entry Fee: £7 / $9 / €9
Judge: Tim Stevenson

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

  • Entries close: August 31, 2017
  • Judging: September, 2017
  • Long-list announced: October 1, 2017
  • Winner published: December 31, 2017

After the long-list has been announced, we’ll publish one story each day culminating in the publication of the winning stories at the end of December.

Summer 2017 – Judging in Progress

(Entries closed on May 1, 2017 | Prizes = £1,000 / £500 / £250 | Judge: Vanessa Gebbie)

  • Long-list announced: July 1, 2017
  • Winner published: September 30, 2017

Spring 2017 (Inaugural Contest) – Counting Down to Winners

(Entries closed on February 28, 2017 | Prizes = £100 / £50 / £25)

The Spring 2017 Long-list was published on April 1, 2017. We are now publishing one story every day as we count down to the publication of the winning stories at the end of June. Here’s the Spring 2017 publishing schedule:

  • April 1–May 9: Some of our favourite stories that just missed the long-list
  • May 10–June 27: Non-winning long-listed stories
  • June 28: Third Place
  • June 29: Second Place
  • June 30: First Place

Read the stories published so far

Winter 2017 – Opening Soon

  • Entries open: September 1, 2017
  • Entries close: November 30, 2017
  • Long-list announced: January 1, 2018
  • Winner published: March 31, 2018

Picture: Calendar* by Dafne Cholet under CC BY 2.0