BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

International flash fiction Competition has big prizes for small stories

This competition is truly international as entries are accepted in four languages: English, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew. The winner of the contest administered by the Museum of Words in Madrid … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · 4 Comments

American literary journal offers an international fellowship to flash fiction writers

SmokeLong Quarterly is inviting applications for the 2018 Kathy Fish Fellowship. SmokeLong Quarterly celebrates its 14th birthday this year with the aim of publishing the best flash fiction on the … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

WRITING QUOTE number 7 from the archive

Most stories we tell in real life are under 500 words. You’re at a party, everyone has a glass of wine, and suddenly you have the floor. You throw out … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Most stories we tell are under 500 words….Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

Most stories we tell in real life are under 500 words. You’re at a party, everyone has a glass of wine, and suddenly you have the floor. You throw out … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Can you write a nice cup of tea? Brighton flash fiction competition

Crossing The Teas is a Brighton based Oral History and Photographic Exhibition exploring different cultural practices around the shared custom of drinking tea. The project is a chance for local … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Music and narrative in Flash Fiction – TANIA HERSHMAN Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

(Flash fiction) is a form that balances on the flimsy boundary between short story and poem. For me, a flash story must feel like it is on the side of … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Five Tips for writing flash fiction plus one inspirational exercise that will deliver a plot to your keyboard

I originally wrote this post for the Hysterectomy Association when I was writer in residence of their annual writing competition earlier this year. Flash Fiction goes by many names: micro … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 6 Comments

You’ve got 24 hours to tweet a scary story

To enter this international writing competition run by the literary magazine The Penny Dreadful all you have to do is tweet a one line horror story with the hashtag #PDHorror. … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

The clock is ticking….only four days left to enter this international writing competition

The August 31st writing competition deadline for Hysteria 2014 is approaching fast. Some writers need the adrenaline of a closing date hovering above their computer to kickstart their writing…. but if  … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

5 Top Flash Fiction Tips for Writers – Hysteria Writing Competition

FLASH FICTION goes by many names: micro fiction, sudden fiction, short short stories, skinny stories (no fat allowed) and postcard fiction. I gather in China it translates to a palm-sized … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

How to write a short story….and enter a competition

I recently came across the WikiHow entry on how to write a short story. The actual article contains good advice, but I arched an eyebrow when I read the introduction. … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 8 Comments

A New Website celebrating the short story — SAFARI FRIDAY SEARCHING THE WEB FOR WRITERS AND READERS

Short Stops is a new – very new – website dedicated to the short storyin the UK and Ireland. It officially opens on Sunday November 17th but it is already … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Flash Fiction with an edge at Brighton Digital Festival

The Brighton Digital Festival is currently running throughout September and there’s a whole host of events and opportunities for writers. Today and tomorrow RICHARD HEARN writer, magazine columnist and creator of … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 5 Comments

Did Hemingway really write Baby Shoes? The legend of the six word story

Last week in a post about flash fiction resources I mentioned Ernest Hemingway’s famous six word story “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.”  I added that he is supposed to … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 9 Comments