September Shocks

Red Cape Publishing presents their first flash fiction writing competition. We are looking for flash fiction horror stories with a word count of 100-500 words. This is a fixed word limit.

September Shocks

The Rules – One submission per author. You must own the rights to the story. The story will not be edited at our end so please ensure it is written to the best of your ability.

Submissions open on August 10th and are limited to 60 places only! Please send your story to as an attached Word document and include September Shocks in the subject line. Please ensure your name and story title is on the Word document. Feel free to include ONE link you’d like included with your story.

How It Works: We will be putting the stories into groups of six, creating ten groups (in the order we receive them). On August 31st, the first set of six will be posted on our website with the remaining sets of six stories posted daily through to September 4th, then from September 7th to 11th. A poll will be created on our Facebook page each day for readers to vote until September 13th.

The winners of each group will be put into two groups of five which will be posted on September 15th and 17th, again will a poll to vote, leaving us the two finalists.

Voting for the final two will be open from the 18th to 20th, after which we will announce a winner.

The Prize: The author of the winning story will receive our Platinum Marketing package for any book of their choosing (worth £50). This includes daily posts to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for 28 days, weekly posts in relevant book groups for the same period, a promotional image for the book, a permanent listing on our Pinterest page, and a featured ad on our website’s home page for one month.

Platinum Package