PREVIOUS WINNERS

Wanna see what kind of fiction we love and read the very best stories from our flash contests?

Heck yeah, you do.

Browse the winning and shortlisted stories from previous WHQ competitions below, get inspired, and submit your own flash piece to our quarterly contest why doncha?

WHQ FLASH QUARTERLY 2019: ROUND 1

1st Place:

The Importance of Fish by Julia Deery

2nd Place:

A Fear of Ladders by Lisa Fransson

3rd Place:

Anomic Aphasia by Elaine Mead

Shortlist:

Arthur Will Be Home Soon by Jan Howcroft
Coverings by Anita Goveas
Demonstrating Change by Cherry Potts
Four Left Turns by Pierre Perera
How To Keep The Hunger At Bay by Jan Kaneen
Nine Lives by Philip Ellis
The Left Behind by James Booth

FROM LGBTQ+ WITH LOVE: THE FIGHT BACK FLASH COMPETITION 2018

1st Place:

Groceries by Tania Hershman

2nd Place:

Plaintiffs by Rose Himber Howse

3rd Place:

Just Say Yes by Charlie Brodie

Honourable Mention:

Buzzcut by Scarlet Gonzalez

Shortlist:

All Good Things by Hetty Mosforth
Girls by Rae Theodore
Knit and Natter by Sara Hodgkinson
Me and You and Her by Lizzie Ferenczy
S.H.I.T. (She. Him. I. Them.) by Tallulah Harvey
The Beautiful Man is Not a Feckin’ Jessie by Lucy Grace

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