Submission Guidelines

Welcome to The Write-In. This is the blog for the National Flash-Fiction Day's mass-writing event taking place on 27th June 2015.

The idea is for you to actually write stories on the day and submit them for posting to this blog. It doesn't matter where you are in the world, we want you to take part.

The word limit is 500 words, and they must relate to the Prompts, but those are the only rules. Any genre, any style, any perspective, anything as long as it's flash.

Submissions close at the 23.59, Saturday 27th June 2015 (BST), so don't delay.

The stories will be posted regularly throughout the day on this year's NATIONAL FLASH-FICTION DAY! Saturday 27th June, providing you with a constant diet of brand new, freshly-written flash-fictions to fill your day.

Please paste your story into the body of your email, noting which prompt you have written it for, and send it to

We can't wait to read your work!

Please note: 
Accepted stories may be subject to small corrections of typos/errors by the editors before posting. Submitting a story is your agreement that this okay.

If rejected, because of the speed of turnaround, the editors may not be able to provide feedback on stories or give reasons for rejections. There are many reasons other than the quality of your story (a topic which has already been accepted a lot, a topic which is over-used, veering more towards poetry than the editor likes, veering less towards poetry than the editor likes, personal taste) so please don't be disheartened or offended if your piece doesn't make it in.

Small Print: 
All copyright in the stories remains with you. You are free to republish any story anywhere else in any form. All we would ask is for a 'first published in' credit if you do republish.

The blog remains live, with your story accessible, but should you wish us to remove it, or wish anything to be changed after the day of publication, please email with your request and we will be happy to comply. Please don't send stories to this address, but use the one above.

We do not pay for stories. We make no money from this blog, but see it as a celebration of flash-fiction. If you do not wish to join in on that basis, and require payment, then we respectfully suggest you do not submit.