Our Flash Fiction competition has received an excellent response this year - with over 300 entries, the shortlisting process has been even tougher than usual.
Judge Roshi Fernando, author of Homesick, said of the entries: 'I found the shortlisting very difficult and had to say goodbye to many stories that had made me laugh or stood out because they were unique and so nearly perfect - but not quite. The quality of most of the stories was excellent - outstanding, I would say.'
So, if you haven't made the shortlist, don't be disheartened - the competition has been extremely tough.
Unfortunately, there can only be one winner; listed below are those in the running for the prizes.
Amy Mackelden - Scrap Metal
Hilary McGrath - Trumpet Dreams
Carlie Lee - Transcription 8B - Case XXX
Iseult Murphy - Puppet Polly
Jane Roberts - Silent Space
Leslie Saul - Untitled
Nicola Robinsonova - Prick
Megan Burrows - Those Left, Grow Old
James Ryan - Last Train Through To Grey-Wood & Dying-Light
Jonathan Kelly - The End Before The Beginning
The winner and two runners-up will be announced on the website on Monday 15th April.