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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Still have questions?
Visit our comprehensive FAQ page and all will be revealed.
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!
Hear ye, hear ye!
FFM 2019 is still many months away, but it's never too soon to think about volunteering.
Every year a brave few FFM participants step forward to become part of the multi-headed beast that runs this event. But once July is over all the scales, and tentacles, and temporary heads that make up the Hydra go back to whence they came, leaving a blank slate for all NEW volunteers the following year. Seriously, it's exhausting.
Usually there is at least one Head left in residence (me) to keep things going and call for volunteers in time for the next FFM, but alas, I won't be here for FFM 2019 - not even as a participant. So unless someone steps forward to take the reins, this will be the end of the road for FFM , and none of us want that.
So past FFMers one and all, think it over, and if you feel you're able to help out please just send a note to this account, or Flash-Fic-Month declaring your intent to
Previous FFM experience is preferable obviously.
Viva la FFM! Long may she reign.