1000 WORDS or LESS

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Showcasing Creativity

Enter our International Writing Competition 

You can demonstrate your short story creative writing skills by submitting an entry to 1000 WORDS or LESS. Our Flash Fiction competition, based in Australia, is open to writers worldwide.  There are cash prize awards and publication of selected entries.

Entry Specifications & Age Requirements 

We have an entry form which must be used when submitting your completed entry. Your entry must be your own work, written in English and fictitious in content.  You must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible to make the author’s declaration on our entry form, which is a condition of entry. If you are between the ages of 15 and 18 years on the closing date of the competition, a parent or guardian can make the undertaking on your behalf by completing the entry form.

Competition Dates in 2016

Round 1 closed 31 January 2016.  Round 2 closed 31 March 2016.


Competition dates for 2017 will be advertised in early 2017.