Shortlist: Micro Fiction Writing Competition Round 2

*UPDATE: Round 5 has begun. Details HERE!*


Well it’s that time again when all of our contributing writers sit on the edge of their seats waiting to see if they have been shortlisted in this round of the MLS Micro Fiction Writing Competition. I’m so excited, I’m announcing a whole day early. Winners will be announced once they are all contacted and we have received their bio’s and authors statements, so keep an eye on your inbox if your name is on the shortlist, because if your one of our top 3, we will be contacting you very shortly.

Once again it was a privilege to read all of the submissions and a difficult task to come up with just 10 for the shortlist. I feel nasty, overlooking good stories that may have deserved to be there as much as the others, but 10 is what we are looking for so 10 we must choose.

I won’t beat around the proverbial bush or keep you hanging on the metaphorical fence any longer, I’ll just jump straight to it! Here is our 10 shortlisted stories in alphabetical order (please note the order has no bearing on placement):

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Writing Flash by Fred D. White (Buy it Now)


  1. Bachas Magic – Claire Gaudry (UK)
  2. Bucket Seat List – Elizabeth Willett (USA)
  3. Carpè Diem – Megan Euston-Brown (SA)
  4. Nana Mac – Kyle Walsh (USA)
  5. Reminders – Christina Held (USA)
  6. The Name That Fits – Laura Besley (UK)
  7. The Sweetest of Days – Julie Meier (CAN)
  8. Time For Goodbye – Laura Tapper (UK)
  9. Undercover Superpower – Completely Boofyblitzed (RUSS)
  10. Winding Back The Clock -Alyson Hilbourne (UK)

All of our shortlisted stories will be published in our very first anthology sometime at the end of this year and all writers will receive a free digital copy.


Brevity, a Flash Fiction Handbook by David Galef (Buy it Now)


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