The annual Australasian Horror Writers Association Flash and Short Story submission deadline is quickly approaching with dark fiction and horror writers from across the globe are working hard around the clock to get their stories entered before the May 31st cut-off date.
The annual competition, which is one of the major events on the AHWA calendar, is quickly gaining traction with writers across the globe as AHWA writers gain free entry, while those who are not members can enter for as little as five dollars.
This year winners will be featured in the returning Midnight Echo Magazine (Issue 12), as well as receive a handcrafted new Flash and Short Story trophy designed by one of Australia’s leading prop builders GoreFX.
Flash Stories can be up to 1000 words in length, while short stories are classed as anything between 1001 and 8000 words. AHWA Members gain free entry by submitting the online submission form and quoting their membership number while those who are not members can purchase entry at $5 for Flash Fiction, and $10 for Short Story entry.
Authors are then required to provide their receipt number as part of their submission forms.
Following the 2017 AHWA Flash and Short Story competition there is expected to be a number of changes, and additional prizes announced for 2018 and beyond.
Entry into the AHWA Flash and Short Story Competition is open to both members and non-members of the AHWA. More information can be found here.