The 2009 Flash Fiction Contest is open for entries as of June 1, 2009. Stories will be considered from June through the postmark deadline of September 1, 2009. This year’s guest judge will be fiction writer Hester Kaplan, author of The Edge of Marriage and Kinship Theory.
We are looking for works that are short in length but linger long in memory: small stories that pack a big emotional punch and make creative use of language.
Please note that this year, we are accepting slightly longer stories, up to a maximum of 1,000 words.
Complete Contest Guidelines:
Deadline: Postmarked by September 1, 2009
Word Count: Short-short stories up to 1,000 words
Entry fee: $7 per story, 3 for $20
Mail manuscripts w/check or money order (made out to Newport Review) to: Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest, P.O. Box 65, Warren, RI 02885
Manuscripts should include writer’s name and complete contact information, including email and phone. Winners will be notified and posted on our blog and web site. Include a business-size SASE if you wish individual notification of contest results. Manuscripts will not be recycled unless return is requested; include SASE with sufficient return postage.
Unfortunately, we are not set up to accept PayPal or e-mail contest submissions at this time.
Writers may submit a total of six entries. The contest is open to all writers, published and unpublished, except writers who have close personal affiliations with Newpo
rt Review, its editorial staff or advisory board. Past contest winners and those who have been published in the print edition of Newport Review are eligible to enter.
The following prizes will be awarded:
First Prize: $150 and publication
Second Prize: $100 and publication
Third Prize: $50 and publication
Honorable Mention: Publication and Newport Review bumper sticker
Prize-winning stories and stories receiving honorable mention will be published in Newport Review. Other stories may also be considered for publication.