August 26 - 29, 2021

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Sharpen those pencils, fire up that laptop and get ready because we’ve got a challenge for you! This Valentines, FAN EXPO Canada is teaming up with the Toronto International Festival of Authors for another amazing Flash Fiction Competition

The Flash Fiction Competition was a book-flipping success. Thank you to all the amazing authors who submitted their stories. But alas, the Winners are...

WAIT, WHAT IS A FLASH FICTION COMPETITION?

Good Question! A Flash Fiction Competition is a competition that challenges writers to create a short story (1000 words max.) in 72 hours! You pick the genre and the setting, BUT the story must include a very specific item. The catch? You won’t find out what that item is until the competition officially opens!

HOW IT WORKS:

Sign up in advance online. Registration opens February 4 at 12:00 pm and is open until the participant cap of 125 is reached.

Keep an eye on your inbox! At 12:01 am on Friday, February 12 you’ll receive an email with three items. You must include at least one of these items in your story. How you do so is completely up to you! Figuratively? Literally? Be as creative as you want!

WRITE! You’ve got 72 hours to write, edit and submit your story (maximum 1000 words)! Good Luck!! Submissions officially close at 11:59 pm Sunday, February 14!  Pssst – we all love a good Fan Fic, but original content only, please!!

All submissions will be reviewed by our panel of judges. The winners will be selected by our amazing panel of authors and publishing industry professionals!

Tune into FAN EXPO Canada and the Toronto International Festival of Authors’ social media channels on Friday, February 26, when we announce the winners! 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Prizing, Judges, Rules & Regs

FIRST PRIZE

  • Free registration to a TIFA Writing Workshop at the 2021 fall festival, led by the Humber College School for Writers (authors and topics TBA)
  • A prize pack of five (5) books (all signed by the authors) in a limited edition TIFA 40th anniversary tote bag
  • The winning story published on TIFA's Blog and in the FHQ Newsletter the ultimate fan-stop for everything in the world of pop culture
  • Promoted on @festofauthors and @fanexpocanada social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Four (4) Four-Day Passes to a future FAN EXPO Canada event plus a FAN EXPO prize pack.

Total Value: $1085 

SECOND PRIZE

  • Free registration to a TIFA Writing Workshop at the 2021 fall festival, led by the Humber College School for Writers (authors and topics TBA)
  • A prize pack of five (5) books (two signed by the authors) in a limited edition TIFA 40th anniversary tote bag
  • Two (2) Adult Saturday Single Day tickets + Two (2) Youth Saturday Single Day tickets to a future FAN EXPO Canada event
  • A FAN EXPO Prize pack.

Total Value: $485 

THIRD PRIZE 

  • A prize pack of five (5) books by past TIFA authors in a limited edition TIFA 40th anniversary tote bag
  • One (1) Adult Saturday Single Day ticket and One (1) Youth Saturday Single Day ticket to a future FAN EXPO Canada event
  • A FAN EXPO prize pack

Total Value: $345