Golden Hare Award for Scottish Flash Fiction Open for Entries

by Rebecca Raeburn
Communications, Edinburgh
City of Literature Trust

22 Jun 2020

The Golden Hare Flash Fiction Award is open to writers from across Scotland until 31 August 2020.

Anyone over 16 years of age, published or unpublished, may enter the Golden Hare Award for Scottish Flash Fiction, which carries a first prize of £300.

The Award is open to writers living or studying in Scotland for stories on any topic up to 250 words. All entries for the Golden Hare Award are also eligible for the Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Prize.

Award winning authors, Louise Welsh and Zoë Strachan, will choose the prizewinners, assisted in the earlier rounds of the competition by a team of experienced readers. You can learn more about the judges here.

Up to twenty shortlisted flash fiction writers will be invited to attend the annual Edinburgh Flash Bash held in February 2021 at the Scottish Arts Club.

The entry fee is £6 per story. To apply, submit an entry for the international £600 Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award, and tick the box on the entry form saying that you would also like to be considered for the Golden Hare Prize.

Flash fiction prizes include:

* £600 - First prize, Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award

* £300 - Second prize

* £150 - Third prize

* £300 - Golden Hare Award for Scottish Flash Fiction

* Publication in their anthology will be offered to the top 20 flash fiction stories.

Deadline 31 August 2020.

The Edinburgh Flash Fiction Award and the Golden Hare Award are projects of the Scottish Arts Trust (registered charity SC044753). They also organise the Scottish Portrait Awards and support and promote contemporary Scottish music. Learn more about the Scottish Arts Trust over on their website.