MinK2020 - City of Dreams
Flashfic and Poetry Competition and Anthology

If you build it they will come, and over the past 50 years, Milton Keynes has gone from a field of dreams to a city of dreams. This year, Milton Keynes Literary Festival is adopting City of Dreams as the theme for a flash fiction and poetry competition.

Entry is free, so get creative. Write a piece of flash fiction of up to 500 words in any genre you choose: sci-fi, thriller, romance, historical fiction… all styles are welcome. Or put pen to paper and send us a poem of up to 14 lines inspired by the theme. Or enter writing in both categories.

There are prizes! There will be cash prize of £25 for the best story and best poem in each of two age categories: a) 14 – 19 and b) 20+

In addition, we aim to select at least 20 stories and 20 poems for publication in an anthology that will be available in paperback and e-reader formats. Selected entries may also be highlighted on the MK Lit Fest website and social media.


Deadline for submissions:  31 May 2020

Winners and authors accepted for publication will be notified by 31 August 2020.


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