Flash 500 do run some great competitions throughout the year and this is no exception. Have you got an unfinished, or finished but yet unpublished novel? You do know that the opening pages are the most important bit, the bit that sells it to your readers. Of course you know that. This competition gives you a chance to prove it. Submit your opening chapter and a one-page synopsis of the novel to be in with a chance. This is an international competition.
Word limit: first 3000 words plus 1 page synopsis
Prizes: 1st – £500, runners up – £200
Entry fee: £10
Closing date: 31st October
The competition will be judged by Crooked Cat Publishing. The organisers also offer an optional critique of your entry for £25. This is very good value feedback, especially if you are looking to submit to agents or publishers.