How to focus your flash fiction and not waste a word

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How to focus your flash fiction and not waste a word

By The Bridport Prize

Wednesday 15 May 2024, 6.30pm to 7.30pm UK time
£1 tickets for under represented writers on a low income.
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How to focus your flash fiction and not waste a word
Anything small needs to make a big impact. Flash fiction’s intensity of flavour is there to savour even if it lasts only a few moments. This burst of a story should live in your senses to be revisited often. Discover why every word of your micro story should count - including the all important title – and how to make it fly high.

Tania Hershman
Tania is a former Bridport Prize flash fiction Judge. She is the author of three collections of flash fiction and short stories and has won various prizes. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, and also performed. Tania teaches regularly for the Arvon Foundation. She is editor of FUEL: An Anthology of Prize-Winning Flash Fictions Raising Funds to Fight Fuel Poverty. Tania has a PhD in creative writing inspired by particle physics.

Barbara Diggs
Barbara is a Bridport Prize Flash Fiction winner. Her work has been published in numerous journals and online including Fractured Lit, Smokelong Quarterly and Flashback Fiction. She is a former litigation lawyer and Stanford Law graduate who practiced in New York and Paris, eventually ditching her high-powered lifestyle in favour of what she felt was a healthier, more balanced life. She now earns her living as a writer.

Jelle Cauwenberghs
Jelle is a Bridport Flash Fiction winner. Born in Belgium, he graduated with an MA in English Literature from Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. His work has appeared in The London Magazine, Best Small Fictions 2023 and various other journals and anthologies. He currently lives in France.

Run by international creative writing competition The Bridport Prize. Previous winners include Kate Atkinson and Kit de Waal. Discover more at
Deadline for Poetry, Short Story, Novel, Flash Fiction entries 31 May 2024.

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