For photographers and authors
To get us in the mood for National Flash Fiction Day, we’re running a flash challenge this weekend for both photographers and authors. So get those fingers poised over shutter-button and keyboard, take the creative thinking caps off the peg and have some fun this weekend scribbling and snapping. We’re looking for literal representations, lateral thoughts and creative interpretations; let your imagination run riot. And if you’re a photographer who has a yearning to write, why not have a go? Likewise, any author with access to a smart-phone or camera, why not upload a pic or two? We’d love to see those creative energies cross-pollinating …
Your prompt is from Geoff Nicholson: “Mirrors, windows, reflections, mirages: who can tell the difference? Who needs to?”
- Respond to the prompt photographically.
- Upload your image(s) to our Flickr Group and ensure you use the tag PROMPT48.
- Or you can email a low-res jpeg to email@example.com with PROMPT48 in the subject line.
- Each photographer can enter up to three images, either as independent entries or as a short series.
- If you are submitting a series, please make this clear in the description.
Your prompt is the image above – N16 Wall Decorations – from wpnewington.
- We’re looking for a piece of flash fiction (between 100 and 750 words) or a poem inspired by this image.
- Copy your text into the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put PROMPT48 in the subject line.
- Each photographer can enter up to three texts
- All entries should be submitted before midnight (UTC) on Sunday.
- Each participant will receive feedback on at least one of their submissions.
- We have four book prizes for our judges’ picks.
- Our favourite submissions will be published on the TPRoL website.
- Participants can enter both the author and the photographer challenges.
- Flash Weekend is not part of the main Urban Flash project, but it’s a great chance to get into training for the main event in June.