The University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University have teamed up with Lincoln Book Festival Trust to launch the first ever Lincoln Book Festival Flash Fiction Competition this year.
The competition is open to writers of all ages and the deadline for entries is Friday 30th June 2017.
We're looking for short stories of exactly 50 words in the Gothic genre. That could be stories of monsters, magic, mystery or romance - or a mixture of all of the above!
Please read the letter below, sent on behalf of Lincoln Book Festival Trust, with more details on the competition, along with an entry form and the terms and conditions.