It’s that time of year again! On June 24th (this time to coincide with Calum Kerr’s previously unrelated National Flash Fiction Day) I will be holding a 24 hour flash fiction extravaganza lasting a whopping 48 hours. Time zones are funny that way. Here’s a run-down of the rules/guidelines that I’ve shamelessly copied from the 2015 and 2016 events (though you might notice that those links point to deviantART, but you’re just as welcome to participate here without an account or even an email address).
Before June 24th:
- Comment on this post letting me know you want to take part.
- I put together an “official” Flash Fiction Day post listing all the participants.
On June 24th:
- The event begins at the very start of June 24th, your local time. You can start writing any time after that.
- Write your first piece of flash fiction. Maximum 1,000 words, minimum 1 word. (I have read every conceivable 0 word story and am now bored of the genre.)
- Publish a blog post (or equivalent) titled “Flash Fiction Day Submissions” (or something more imaginative) containing that story.
- Post a link to your post on my official FFD post (not this sign-up one). I’ll approve it and add the link to the post itself as quickly as possible.
- Write more stories! Add those new stories to your FFD post (possibly with a note to say what time you started/finished them). You should end up with something that looks a little like this.
- That’s it! All your stories for the day are available in one place where readers can easily find them.
- When June 24th ends, so does the event. Of course, you’re free to stop writing earlier if you like.
That’s pretty much it! If you’re interested in the event, all you have to do now is leave a comment on this blog post letting me know and I’ll add your name to the list (so if you’re commenting without an account, please be sure to enter the same name you intend to use on the day). The participant count tripled between last year and the year before, so I’m hoping for an even better turnout this time around! Even if you only get one flash fiction piece written all day, that’s one more than you would have had otherwise.