CrimeFest’s Flashbang 2016 has closed. Thanks to everyone who entered. We received 89 stories, which our judges are now reading with vim. Entries came from far and wide, including Italy, Switzerland, Canada and the USA. We will publish a longlist here on 8 April. The shortlist will be published on 22 April and final winners announced live at the Crime Writing Day on 20 May. Good luck to everyone involved.