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Sharpen those pencils, fire up that laptop and get ready because we’ve got a challenge for you! FAN EXPO Canada is teaming up with the Toronto International Festival of Authors in our first ever Flash Fiction Competition!

Wait, what is a Flash Fiction Competition?

Good Question! A Flash Fiction Competition is a competition that challenges writers to create a short story (750 words max.) in 72 hours! You pick the genre and setting BUT story must include a very specific item. The catch? You won’t find out what that item is until the competition officially opens!


Thank you to all that have participated in the 2019 Flash Fiction Competition!

Find our winners and their entries below!

1st Place – It’s Not Love by Dallas Nichols

2nd Place – A Silent Thought by Matt Parker

3rd Place - Forsythia Chang’s Exorcise Plan in 5 Easy Steps by Thomas Yeung 

HOW IT WORKS

Wow! Who knew we had so many authors! Registration is now full. Thanks everyone and happy writing!

Keep an eye on your inbox! At 12:01am EST on Friday August 2nd you’ll receive an email with three special items. You MUST include at least one of them in your story. Pick the one you like the most!

WRITE! You’ve got 72 hours to write, edit and submit your story (maximum 750 words)! Good Luck!! Submissions officially close at 11:59pm EST Sunday August 4th 2019! EST Pssst – we all love a good fan fic, but original content only please!!

All submissions will be reviewed by our panel of judges. The winners will be selected by our amazing panel of authors and publishing industry professionals!

Tune into FAN EXPO Canada and the Toronto International Festival of Authors’ social media channels on Sunday August 25th 2019, when we announce the winners!

PRIZES

Grand Prize – the Grand Prize winner will receive

  • Two (2) 4-event passes to the Toronto International Festival of Authors 2019 (events of your choosing)

  • A Feature in the Toronto International Festival of Authors Blog

  • An amazing selection of signed books valued up to $300

  • Your story posted on the FAN EXPO Canada Webpage and on the TIFA Blog

  • Two (2) Deluxe Passes to Toronto Comicon 2020

  • Two (2) Deluxe Passes to Fan Expo Canada 2020

  • A FAN EXPO Canada Swag Bag.


2nd place – our 2nd place winner will receive

  • One (1) double pass to two (2) Toronto International Festival of Authors 2019 (events of your choosing)

  • An amazing selection of signed books valued up to $150!

  • Your story posted on the FAN EXPO Canada Webpage

  • Two (2) Deluxe passes to Toronto Comicon 2020

  • A FAN EXPO Canada Swag Bag.


3rd place – Our 3rd place winner will receive

  • A Double pass to the Toronto International Festival of Authors 2019 (events of your choosing)

  • An amazing selection of signed books valued up to $100!

  • Your story posted on the FAN EXPO Canada Webpage

  • Two (2) Saturday tickets to Toronto Comicon 2020

  • A FAN EXPO Canada Swag Bag.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  • All entrants must PRE- REGISTER online prior to the contest opening

  • All entrants must have a valid email address.

  • The Contest is open to all residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry

  • All entries MUST be written within the 72 hour time frame and contain at least one of the mandatory elements. Entries found to have been written prior to the contest opening will be disqualified.

  • Entries must be the intellectual property of the entrant. No Fan fiction or use of existing copyrights is permitted.

  • Entries must be no more than 750 words. Any entries over the maximum word limit will not be considered.

  • Entries must be submitted before 12:00am EST on Monday, August 5th 2019. Any entries submitted after that time will not be considered. All submissions are final. .

  • The decision of the judges is final. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash.

  • For full contest rules & regulations, click here

REGISTERATION CLOSED

Question about the competition?

Email ansley@fanexpohq.com