Fancy killing someone? Cultureword is putting together a new crime flash fiction anthology called:
Shots In The Dark featuring BAME writers. We are seeking flash fiction pieces – under 500 words.

This initiative is a follow-on from our first flash fiction pamphlet ‘Elevator Fiction’ which was so successful we had to do a reprint!

The deadline for shots in the dark entries is Midnight 30th April 2017.




Check out our tips when writing flash fiction


Submission guidelines:

–          You can submit if you self-identify as of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American backgrounds.

–          You can submit up to three pieces and we may choose up to two from them.

–          Please submit the pieces as Word or .rtf documents titled clearly with [your name and title of submission].

–          We can only accept online submissions. Please submit your entries via this Submittable link only:
If you have any problems with using Submittable, please email

–          The deadline for entries to shots in the dark is Midnight 30th April 2017.



We will be printing 200 copies of the anthology. If your work is selected, you will get two copies of the printed book.

Please submit only via this submittable link: