The Propelling Pencil – Spring 2023 Competition

I’m the Editor in Charge of The Propelling Pencil – a new online literary journal for short fiction which has grown out of our original charity Flash Fiction Competition. 

We’re now open for our Spring 2023 round, entries of up to 500 words (excluding titles) with prize money of £150. 

Our guest judge for this round is Anika Carpenter.  

Entry fees are from £5, and we offer free entries to disadvantaged or marginalised writers. All proceeds of the competition go to charity and in this round we are supporting The Trussell Trust again. Further details are here

It would be a huge favour if you could share this info with your writing group – we would love to see as many entries and raise as much for The Trussell Trust as possible. 

Thanks for your support – If you have any questions or ideas for further collaboration, let me know. 

Audrey Niven EIC, The Propelling Pencil


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