“FLASH CASH” is a competition open to all South African adults over the age of 16, writing in English, held every two months, five times a year. The first competition will begin in September this year, with the set phrases appearing on the 8th and closing at midnight on the 30th September.
- The competition comprises flash fiction of no more than 500 words of text (the title is not counted), presented in MS Word format
- There is no set topic, but the story must contain both the given phrases within the text, in any order. You can find an example of this here. These phrases will be made known on this website at least two weeks before the closing date for submissions.
- Texts must be “publication ready” i.e. any work that requires more than minor editing will not be accepted.
- All entries are to be submitted under a pseudonym.
- The entry fee is R50.00 – for each story submitted.
- The Winner’s Prize is R1000.00.
- The Winner will be announced six weeks after the closing date.
- The current set phrases and closing dates may be found at the end of this post.
- The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Please see our general Competition Rules for information on payment and submitting your entry.
We regret that only payments made by EFT will be accepted, due to the high cost of bank charges for cash payments.
Flash Cash Essentials
Closing Dates PHRASE #1 PHRASE #2
Example “perched discreetly” “fifteen-year old behind”
Sept 30 @ 23:59 “I started a joke” “only the lonely”
Jan 31 @ 23:59
Mar 31 @ 23:59
May 31 @ 23:59
Jul 31 @ 23:59