We are delighted to announce that we are open for submissions for FlashFlood 2023 from 12:01 a.m. BST on Sunday, 30 April to 23:59 BST on Saturday, 6 May.
We're looking for submissions of up to 300 words on any theme. (Shorter pieces are very welcome; there is no minimum word count.) We are happy to read up to three pieces per author per year.
Work previously published in 2021 or before is fine as long as you give us full publication details. (We prefer you don't send us anything published too recently as we don't want to steal any thunder from your original publisher.) We consider all previously unpublished pieces for award nominations; we nominate for Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction and Best of the Net.
Please note that we do not accept AI generated work at this time. Whilst we appreciate that AI can come up with some very interesting things, we have a very human team of editors volunteering their precious and limited time. We simply don't have the resources to deal with a deluge of AI generated work. Please be kind to our editors by only submitting work that you yourself have written**.
** (We're assuming that you're a human reading this, but if you are indeed an AI capable of independently reading this, writing flash, and navigating our submission engine without the aid of a human, then we might be able to make an exception!)