Flash Fiction Community Websites

Flash! Friday (micro fiction competition runs every Friday for 24 hours – non-monetary prizes) 

Flash Masters (flash fiction competition involving specified word prompts)

The Angry Hourglass "Flash Frenzy" (flash fiction competition runs every Saturday for 24 hours - non-monetary prizes)

Luminous Creatures "Summer of Super Short Stories" (flash fiction competition 500 words - now on hiatus)

Mid-Week-Blues-Buster (flash fiction competition 300-700 words based on music prompts - non-monetary prizes)

Office Mango's "Horror Bites" flash fiction challenge (200-300 word based on a photo prompt - intended to encourage tales creating a "little bit of darkness")

VisDare (Visual Dare – photographic challenge to encourage the creative process)

Micropoetry Challenges

Three Line Thursday (micropoetry or flash fiction challenge based on a photo prompt, with responses in three lines only - non-monetary prizes)


NAWG (National Association of Writers Groups) (UK)

SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America)


Duotrope has a comprehensive and searchable list of publishing markets (note – now a subscription/member service)

Locus Online's list of publishers can be found here