Young Writers: Competition


Quay Words Young Writers’ Flash Fiction competition 2024

Announcing the 2024 Young Writers’ Flash Fiction Competition!If you’re aged between 10 and 18-years, send us your Flash Fiction, 250 or 500-word story on the theme of ‘Key’ Words. There are two age categories – 10-14 years and 14-18 years – with cash prizes in each category of £200, £100 and £50, plus the chance…


Announcing the winners of the 2023 Quay Words Young Writers’ Flash Fiction competition

For a third year, Quay Words’ successful competition invited young writers aged 10-18 to write a piece of short or ‘flash’ fiction: up to 250 words for those aged 14–18 and up to 500 words for those aged 10–14. We continued the theme of Trading Places, which fits so well with the trading heritage of…


Trading Places Flash Fiction Competition 2023

The 2023 Young Writers’ Flash Fiction Competition has now closed for entries – watch this space for news of this year’s winners and the ceremony at Exeter Custom House.