Reflex Fiction International Essay Competition

Reflex Fiction International Essay Competition

The Reflex Fiction flash fiction contest is always open for entries. Below you’ll find the important dates for the flash fiction contest that’s currently open for entries. Entries must be received before midnight UK time at the end of the closing date shown. Entries that miss the deadline will roll over to the next competition.

Reflex Fiction is more than a flash fiction contest. We also publish the longlisted stories as we count down to the winner of each contest. Below you’ll find our publishing schedule including dates when the longlisted stories and winners will be published.

Flash Fiction Competition Schedule - Reflex Fiction - Autumn 2021

Winter 2021 – Open for Entries

Prizes: £1,200 first, £600 second, £300 third, £150 fourth
(approx. $1,700, $850, $425, $215)

Deadline: 30 November 2021
Entry fee: Choose your own
Judge: Jeanette Sheppard

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

  • Entries close: 30 November 2021
  • Judging: December 2021
  • Longlist announced: 1 January 2022
  • Winner published: 20 February 2022

After the longlist has been announced, we’ll publish one non-winning longlisted story each day culminating in the publication of the winning story on 20 February 2022.

Autumn 2021 – Judging in Progress

(Entries closed on 31 August 2021 | Prizes = £1,200 / £600 / £300 / £150 | Judge: Emma Neale)

  • Longlist announced: 1 October 2021
  • Winner published: 20 November 2021

Summer 2021 – Counting Down to Winners

(Entries closed on 31 May 2021 | Prizes = £1,200 / £600 / £300 / £150 | Judge: Freya Morris)

The Summer 2021 longlist was published on 1 July 2021. We are now publishing one non-winning story every day as we count down to the publication of the winning stories at the end of September. Here’s the Summer 2021 publishing schedule:

  • 2 July– 22 August*: Some of our favourite stories that just missed the longlist
  • 23 August* – 26 September: Non-winning longlisted stories in no particular order
  • 27 September: Fourth place story
  • 28 September: Third place story
  • 29 September: Second place story
  • 30 September: First place story & Judge’s report

*Dates subject to change due to withdrawals etc.

Read the stories published so far

Spring 2022 – Opening Soon

  • Entries open: 1 December 2021
  • Entries close: 28 February 2022
  • Longlist announced: 1 April 2022
  • Winner published: 21 May 2022
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