Quick Fictions Competition and Reading

Are you a fiction writer? Love speed and economy?

27th March, 6.30pm

Temple Hall, York St John University

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/quick-fictions-tickets-14374371131

Quick Fictions is concerned with the question of how to write – inventively, thoughtfully, memorably – in the age of the short attention span. Quick fictions are the writing of our time. Quick means: lively, vigorous, sharp, agile, perceptive, swift, even impatient, but also sensitive and vulnerable, like quick flesh. Quick fictions might be funny, poignant, dark, sad, romantic, strange, but never trivial: they take us to the very quick of things.   

We invite you to submit a quick fiction (up to three submissions per author) for the Quick Fictions event at the York Literature Festival on Friday 27 March 2015. We will select approximately 20 of the pieces submitted and ask the authors to read their fictions on the day. In due course selected work will appear on the Quick Fictions app.

Write a (very) short piece of fiction (300 words at the most, but 50 words or fewer would be fine too!) and send to quickfictions@gmail.com by 5 p.m. on Friday 13 March 2015 at the latest. There is no submission fee.

Please ensure your submission is accompanied by a name and contact details (tel. no. and/or email address) and remember to provide a title for the fiction/s you submit.

If you are one of the writers selected, you will be asked to read your fiction at the event on the evening of the 27th of March 2015, in Temple Hall at York St John University (or you may ask a substitute to read it for you) – Nicholas Royle, on behalf of Quick Fictions