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Flash Fiction Month

Remember how your mother told you never to flash your fiction in public? Well, we here at Flash Fiction Month don’t adhere to such societal norms.

FFM is an annual community writing event, run during the month of July, in which participants write one piece of flash fiction between 55-1000 words every day for a month.

Each day we post prompts, and the occasional (optional) extra challenge, and though it may seem daunting at first, we guarantee you'll have a good time, meet some new people, and learn a thing or two about writing along the way.

:bulletgreen: What is Flash Fiction Month all about?

Flash Fiction Month is an annual community writing event, run in July, in which participants write one piece of flash fiction every day for a month.

:bulletgreen: What is Flash Fiction?

Flash Fiction is simply very short prose pieces, generally defined as being 1000 words or less. The word limits for Flash Fiction Month are 55 words minimum, to 1000 words maximum.

:bulletgreen: Do I have to write every day?

Yes. No. Whatever you can manage - we at FFM realise that life can get busy, so we understand that some people may not be able to write a 1000-word story every day. But c'mon - it's flash fiction! We think a three-a-week minimum is a reasonable expectation, considering you can write three 55-worders, if you like.

However we do hope you'll give the full FFM experience a try. It can be difficult, but we guarantee you'll reach the end of the month a better writer, and ideally you'll have had some fun, and made some new friends.

:bulletgreen: How do I join?

Simple! First, make your commitment official and let us know you're participating on the yearly Sign-Up Page. Then join the official FlashFictionMonth group so that you can share your stories with fellow participants during July! And finally, watch our founding account Flash-Fic-Month, to receive timely (separate) notifications for the daily prompts.

:bulletgreen: Still have questions?

Visit our comprehensive FAQ page and all will be revealed.

:bulletgreen: Feeling generous?

Our FFM winner's prizes are funded entirely by donations! So if you're feeling altruistic, and you have a few spare points to hand, head over to Flash-Fic-Month and donate! :flirty:


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Official FFM 2019 Prompt BankAlready sharpened your pens and...keyboards? Just itching to go on an FFM excursion but the day has yet to arrive? Fret no more, as the FFM Prompt Bank will gladly accept any pre-FFM (or during FFM) writerly ideas you may have to offer. 
Why, your ideas may even be included as a daily prompt, how fantastic!
Bullet; Green Leave your prompts below! Writing prompts, music prompts, image prompts (dA links only, please), interpretive dance prompts, and anything else you can muster*. We want em all, lean, mean, and looking for action! After all, the lives of your fellow FFM participants may very well depend on it.
As always, throughout July we shall pan the prompt-river for nuggets of raw inspiration, and the chosen few will be featured and credited in our daily uploads.
*No dictionary prompts though, Hydra is allergic to them. 
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Daily Deviation Submission Guidelines (For FFM)Please note:

This is a informal guide compiled by FlashFictionMonth from various more official sources.

If you have any questions or need clarification on anything in particular it is always best to contact the literature CV's directly, or consult the deviantArt FAQ for more in-depth information.
Over the years many FFM participants have been awarded Daily Deviations for their work, and we couldn't be more proud. Needless to say, we'd love to see this tradition continue not just with FFM, but throughout the year and with all forms of literature! So hopefully this little guide answers all your basic questions, and clarifies how easy the suggestion process is.
Last updated 19/05/2019 - Always check the official DA resources for the most up to date information..

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Congraulations on your achievements,
and continued encouragement to those who still walk the path of besting the month of FFM.

Please note that you are only eligible for the judging process if you have written a flash fiction story for every day so far, and completed every challenge.


Week 4 Challenges

If you've written a piece for every day of this month, and completed all the challenges so far, then link us to all four of your Week 4 challenge pieces in one post in the comments below. In addition, show us a week 4 piece of yours that you feel positive about, as well as a week 4 story from someone from the community.

To remind you, they were:
The deadline for Week 4 submissions is Sunday, August 4th (wherever you are in the world), so be sure to post your challenge links before going to your champion's. 

Please note that all participants are expected to help us judge the initial round of stories, so if you've linked your challenge pieces in the comments section, prepare to do some reading!

In sum:
  • Show us your challenge pieces
  • Include your favourite written story from week 4
  • Finish with your favourite story from the community for week 4 

Judging assignments will be handed out within the next few days via note. Once you've received your note please make sure that you submit your scores before the indicated deadline. Failure to do so will automatically remove you from the running, so stay sharp.

After the first round of judging is over, we'll read the finalists, deliberate in time-honoured fashion, and then towards the end of the month the final winners will be declared! 

Here is your opportunity to let us know what is on your mind. How are you liking the challenges so far? What would you like to see? What do you miss?
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FFM is an annual community writing event, run in July, in which participants write one piece of flash fiction between 55-1000 words every day for a month.

Each day we'll hit you up with unusual prompts, and (optional) extra challenges guaranteed to take your writing somewhere it's never been before.
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CassidyPeterson Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist
:la: Sent my first DD suggestion in from FFM 2018 today!
Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
That's lovely! :eager:
MMBaird Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Professional General Artist
Is it just me or did I read somewhere there was a Discord place for FFmers? Am I hallucinating from all the years of coming into contact with the Hydra's toxic fumes?
Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
Toxic hallucinations are a side effect of our presence, but in this case you are correct. ;)
salshep Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
I love you people.

That is all.
Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
Our queen. :worship:
Melanophren Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I'm wondering... would you guys recommend we give our submissions proper titles instead of like "FFM 2017 Day _ Submission"?
Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017
It's up to you entirely. If you think coming up with 31 stories is hard, coming up with 31 distinct titles can be a nightmare (we know). Go with whatever works best for you. :D
MMBaird Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ok, just curious, is there a problem with the chat?
Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
Seems to be working fine, is your browser giving you grief? The dA chat can be quite sensitive sometimes.
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