Take Part in Short Short Story Slam

This year, the Flashtag writers are doing something a little bit different for Didsbury Arts Festival.

On Friday 28th June, we’ll be hosting a Short Short Story Slam, a live event which will pit writer against writer in a knockout competition to discover the true champion of the short short story.

A panel of contestants will take to the stage with their best very-short stories, battling other fiction-writing foes in a series of tense but hilarious head-to-heads. With voting cards under their seats, the audience decides who stays and who goes.

And we want you to take part….

If you want to be in with a chance of winning the coveted Goblet of Fiction*, you must be able to take part in the live event in Didsbury (all details here). You must bring with you three short fiction pieces (details below) and you must be prepared to be randomly drawn out of the hat to perform your work against another writer.

There are three rounds and the audience will decide which stories they like the best. If you win, fortune and glory will be yours.

If you want to take part, throw down your gauntlet of intent by emailing us at flashtagmcr@gmail.com. Places are on a first-come, first-served basis, so get them in soon.

Words are coming…

Short short story requirements

Please bring three short fiction pieces you can perform: one no more than 100 words, one no more than 150 words and one no more than 200 words. These are for rounds one, two and the final respectively, depending on how long you ‘survive’. (Just short stories: no poetry, please.)

*There is no goblet of fiction. Sorry.

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