2018 Irrgrønn Flash Fiction Competition

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In association with  Oslo’s greatest independent bookshop, Cappelens Forslag, we are again running a Flash Fiction Competition.  The prize is flights from Oslo to Dublin, with accommodation for a weekend and a private tour of the city. The prize is generously provided by Tourism Ireland.

How To Enter:

  • Send your submission to irrgronnproductions@gmail.com. Please include your entry as an attachment and not in the body of the email in .docx or .pdf format.
  • The closing date for entries is 12:00 (noon) on 28.2.18.
  • The Entry fee is  100 Nok. 
  •  Vipps entry fee to: 137100. Please remember to include your name when Vippsing.

 

The Prize: 

A weekend trip to Dublin with flights and accommodation and a private guided walking tour. This prize has kindly been donated by Tourism Ireland.

 

What is Flash Fiction?:

It can be anything, as long as it is prose, is in English or Norsk and is in under 500 words. Richard Ford defined thus:

flash has about 500 words and is in part poem, part story. Plot is not as crucial as atmosphere and significant detail, and for me language is paramount. Though short on words, the flash story is long on depth and should sting like good poetry. Punchy, succinct and surprising, the best flash will shift the reader’s heart but also keep it beating hard.”

 

All who enter the competition will be entitled to free entry to  ‘Irrgrønn:  A Day of Ideas‘ in the Litteraturhuset, 19:00, March 10th, 2018 where Ambassador Karl Gardner will announce the winner.

We encourage all entrants to attend.

 

 

 

Cost of Entry: 

Each entry is subject to an 100 Nok administration fee. This fee goes towards the arrangement of Irrgrønn: A Day of Ideas at the Litteraturhuset on March 3rd 2018. All entrants to the flash fiction competition will have free entry to the the events (normal ticket cost 100 Nok)

The fee can be sent by Vipps to the following number: 137100

Remember to include your name when Vippsing.

The fee is not  refundable.

Rules of Entry

  • There is a strict word limit of 500 words.
  • Entries can be in English or Norsk.
  • The piece of fiction is to be on the theme of ‘A Journey’.
  • The closing date for entries is Feburary 28th, 2018
  • The Entry fee is  100 Nok
  •  You can Vipps us the entry fee using the code: 137100. Please remember to include your name when Vippsing.
  • Send your submission to irrgronnproductions@gmail.com. Please include your entry as an attachment and not in the body of the email in .docx or .pdf format.
  • The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges. The pieces will be anonymised during the judging process
  • The judges’ decision is final.

 

For full terms and conditions relating to the prize please see here.download