2009 Contest: The Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest

30 May 2009


The 2009 Flash Fiction Contest will open for entries on June 1, 2009. Stories will be considered from June through the postmark deadline of September 1, 2009. This year’s guest judge will be announced.

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. Include a business-size SASE if you wish notification of contest results. Manuscripts will not be returned unless 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 The contest is open to all writers, published and unpublished, except writers personally affiliated with Newport Review, its editorial staff or board of directors. Past contest winners and those who have been published in the print edition of Newport Review are eligible to enter.

New prizes will be awarded:

First Prize: $150 and publication
Second Prize: $100 and publication
Third Prize: $50 and publication
Honorable Mention: Publication

Prize-winning stories and stories receiving honorable mention will be published in a future issue of Newport Review. Other stories may also be considered for publication.

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