Win a free writing assessment with our April/May Flash Fiction Challenge

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All About Writing’s latest writing challenge offers the winner a literary assessment on 5000 words of writing worth R 2750 / £ 150 or a voucher to the same value to use on one of our courses or programmes.

Write a scene in which your character finds themselves in an unfamiliar new world. It could be the first day at a new school or job, visiting a new country or even a fantasy world. Give us a sense of the world through your character’s observations and experiences and show us how they adapt to the unfamiliar environment.

Write no more than 250 words. Submit your entry here or paste your entry into the form below by midnight on 31 May 2022.


  1. Don’t write “on the nose”. Try to be subtle. Always remember that readers are clever.
  2. Be very specific with your details. Don’t generalise.
  3. Engage all our senses to give us a feeling for the world.
  4. Let us get to know who your character is through how they respond to and adjust to the world.

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