This is our first flash fiction competition on this website; we are, therefore, using this as a test-run for how future competitions shall be run. Having said this, here are our guidelines for this present competition.

  1. Only the first 10 flash fiction pieces that meet the requirements shall be accepted.
  2. A participant is expected to submit only 1 flash fiction piece.
  3. Submitted flash fiction piece must not exceed 300 words.
  4. Submissions are only accepted between Wednesday 5th June (12:01am) and Friday 7th June, 2019 (11:59pm) – Nigerian Time. Any entry submitted before or after the stipulated time shall not be acknowledged.
  5. The 10 accepted flash fiction pieces that meet the requirements shall be posted on on Sunday 9th June, 2019. Voting commences immediately.
  6. Voting ends at exactly 11:59pm on Friday 14th June, 2019.
  7. Winning is determined strictly by votes. The entry with the highest number of votes shall be crowned the winner.
  8. Winner shall be declared on Sunday 16th June, 2019.
  9. All entries must be submitted in Ms Doc format with the title ‘Pentinent Flash Fiction Entry’.
  10. The full name of the writer must appear under the flash fiction piece submitted.
  11. All entries are to be submitted to
  12. The theme of the flash fiction is ‘Mistaken Identity
  13. Submitted flash fiction piece must be the original work of the writer and must not have appeared anywhere else before. Flash fiction pieces with plagiarized contents shall be automatically disqualified.
  14. The prize for the winner is ten thousand naira only (N10,000.00).
  15. Pentinent Flash Fiction Competition shall run every month. This is our own way of contributing to the growth of creative writing in Nigeria. However, if we find sponsors, we can be running it every week. That would be a lot better.

May the best story win.


The Pentinent Team.

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