The time has come to reveal the TOP THREE in Round 1 of our Flash Quarterly contest.
The WHQ inner sanctum is finally in agreement.
And we have chosen our favourites.
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WHQ FLASH QUARTERLY: ROUND 1
The Importance of Fish by Julia Deery
A Fear Of Ladders by Lisa Fransson
Anomic Aphasia by Elaine Mead
And once again, because they deserve a shout out, and we are suuuuuper excited to be publishing the entire top ten on our website and in an end-of-year print anthology: OUR FANTASTIC 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 Die Booth
Congratulations to our winners and shortlisters, and thank you, thank you – a million times thank you – to everyone who submitted to our competition.
And don’t forget, our competition is already open for Round 2! The next deadline is 30th June, so get the heck in there and send us up to 500 words of your finest flash!