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Writer Advice’s Sixth Annual Flash Prose Contest

4 March 2011

WriterAdvice,, is searching for flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction that grabs, surprises, and mesmerizes readers in fewer than 750 words. If you have a story or memoir with a strong theme, sharp images, and a solid structure, please submit it to Writer Advice’s Sixth Annual Flash Prose Contest.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2011

JUDGES: Former prizewinners, Stephen Bakalyar, Mary Rudy, Denise Turner, and Francine Garson are this year’s judges. Read their pieces and biographies by clicking on the Archived Contest Entries button at

PRIZES: First Place earns $150; Second Place earns $75; Third Place earns $50; Fourth Place earns $25; Honorable Mentions will also be published.

All entries should be typed, double-spaced and submitted in hard copy, not e-mail. Entries must be postmarked by April 15, 2010. Send them to B. Lynn Goodwin, WriterAdvice, and P.O. BOX 2665, DANVILLE, CA 94526.

We accept previously published stories if you own the rights. You may enter UP TO THREE stories. Enclose a $10 check for EACH entry made payable to B. Lynn Goodwin. This will help defray the costs of the contest. If you send multiple submissions, please use one check for all three entries (3=$30). If no prizes are awarded, payment will be refunded.

Include a separate cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, current e-mail address, and each story title. Put your title on the top of each page of the manuscript. Finalists will be asked to submit a brief biography as well as an e-mail copy of the story. Names of all winners will be announced in the summer issue of WriterAdvice.

Want a detailed response? I’m happy to give detailed comments if you send an SASE, but I must charge an extra $10 per entry because of the time that goes into it. Please send all fees in one check and send one envelope (appropriately sized) for all responses. E-mail questions, but not submissions to editor B. Lynn Goodwin at

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