Get ready to enter flash fiction contest

Get your pens and pencils sharpened and your creative juices flowing for the launch of the third Fifty Word Flash Fiction Writing Competition at Derby Book Festival.

The theme for the 2017 competition will be announced on January 10 so check the website: and social media: Twitter @derbybookfest and Facebook /derbybookfestival.

The competition ends on February 10 and the five winning stories will be illustrated by a student from the University of Derby and printed onto bookmarks.  These will be available at the programme launch on April 11 at a special Derby Reads event in QUAD.