Flash fiction is a great form for young writers to explore.
As a developing form, the parameters are still emerging but the very short story is as old as Aesop's fables at least.
The challenge is to pack a story into a small word count- some say under 1000 words, others go smaller. The National Flash Fiction Day Competition calls for stories of no more than 300 words ( excluding the title)
This year, the youth competition is run once again by the wonderful young people at fingers comma toes. You can find last year's winning stories here: https://fingerscommatoes.wordpress.com/
The deadline for the competition is 15th April. Details here: https://nationalflash.org/competition/ and entry to the youth competition is FREE.
We are offering a couple of workshops for young writers in Ōtautahi Christchurch . The first, with last year's winner, Jenna Heller, is already sold out.
But there are still places in the the second workshop led by National Flash Fiction Day organiser, writer and international editor of flash fiction, Michelle Elvy on March 19th.
Details are here: https://www.schoolforyoungwriters.org/flash-fiction-mc-2021
We can also organise workshops in schools or online classes to help your young writers prepare their flash fiction pieces. Contact us for details. firstname.lastname@example.org
We will post some tips in coming weeks.
(c) Write On School for Young Writers, 2019