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WOW! Women On Writing – SUMMER 2017 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

11 July 2017

OVERVIEW:

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months, and has done so since 2006. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, great writing, and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of flash fiction, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning. Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative, and let’s have some fun! We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 750

Minimum: 250

The title is not to be counted in your word count. We use MS Word’s word count to determine the submitted entry’s word count.

PROMPT:

OPEN PROMPT!

That’s right, this is your chance to shine, and get creative. You can write about anything, as long as it’s within the word count and fiction. If you’re feeling inspired, write something new, or dig out those stories you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

We’re open to any style and genre. From horror to romance. So, get creative, and most of all, have fun.

Click to Download the SUMMER 2017 FLASH FICTION Contest Terms & Conditions PDF

CONTEST DEADLINE:

SUMMER: August 31st, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) – NOW OPEN!

ENTRY FEE: $10.00

This is not a reading fee. Entry fees are used to award our 20 winners as well as administrative costs.

OR

Buy Entry with Critique: $20.00

Upon the close of our contest, and after the winners are announced, you will receive a critique from one of our round table judges on three categories:

  • Subject
  • Content
  • Technical

You will be provided with your scores (1-5) in each category, and personal editorial feedback for each category as well. There’s also an additional category that does not get scored: Overview. That is the general impression your story had on the reader. Please be patient upon the close of our contest and allow time for our editors to thoroughly critique your piece. We send out critiques after the contest winners are announced.

PRIZES: 20 WINNERS TOTAL!

We raised the cash prizes this season!

FIRST PLACE:

  • $400.00 cash prize
  • $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
  • Entry published on WOW! Women On Writing
  • Interview on the WOW! Women On Writing Blog

SECOND PLACE:

  • $300.00 cash prize
  • $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
  • Entry published on WOW! Women On Writing
  • Interview on the WOW! Women On Writing Blog

THIRD PLACE:

  • $200.00 cash prize
  • $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
  • Entry published on WOW! Women On Writing
  • Interview on the WOW! Women On Writing Blog

7 RUNNERS UP:

10 HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • $20 Gift Certificate from Amazon
  • Name, state, and title entry published on WOW! Women On Writing

Click to Download the SUMMER 2017 FLASH FICTION Contest Terms & Conditions PDF

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF. Download the latest version at http://www.adobe.com

Please read the contest terms & conditions in full before submitting your entry. Please make sure you read the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) before sending us an email.

Note: Previous winners who placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd ARE allowed to reenter this season. Also, if you placed as a runner up or honorable mention previously, you may enter again. Basically, everyone is welcome to enter!

Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Contest

14 March 2015

Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Literary Contest

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in F(r)iction. All finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and be considered for later publication. The prizes are $500 (USDA) for the short story winner, $150 (USDA) for the flash fiction winner, and $150 (USDA) for the poetry winner. Winners will be announced publicly in August. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Good luck to all our authors!

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $500 for Short Story, $150 for Flash Fiction, $150 for Poetry

Entry Fee: $15 per Short Story; $7 per Flash Fiction OR $15 for three Flash Fictions; $7 per poem OR $15 for three poems

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

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Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Short Story Contest

We are currently accepting short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words. The short story contest winner will be published in F(r)iction. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent journal publications or a TBL online monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $500 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $15 per entry

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

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Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest

We are currently accepting flash fiction submissions of 55, 250, or 500 words in length. The flash fiction contest winner will be published in F(r)iction. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL online monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $150 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $7 per entry OR $15 for three entries

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

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Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Poetry Contest

We are currently accepting poetry submissions of all genres and styles—from traditional form to free verse. Length requirements are no more than three pages per poem, single-spaced with double spacing between stanzas. The poetry contest winner will be published in F(r)iction. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL online monthly poetry feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $150 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $7 per entry OR $15 for three entries

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

BLUE EARTH FLASH FICTION CONTEST 2014

20 June 2014

We will hold our annual flash fiction contest for the Fall 2014 issue.

Submit a story 750 words or fewer.

Enter a maximum of two stories.

First place $500. Second place $250. Third place $100.

Winners will be published. We also may publish other admirable submissions.

Winners will be notified after the contest has closed.

$2 ENTRY FEE.

Visit the website:  https://blueearthreview.submittable.com/submit/24696

Tethered by Letters: Fall Literary Contests 2014

20 June 2014

Contest Submission

 

TBL is pleased to announce our second annual Fall Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. For these contests we are looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles.

Deadline: July 15th, 2014. Midnight EST.

Judging: All submissions will be judged by the professional editing team at TBL and the winner will be announced publicly on August 1st, 2014. All participants will be notified about the contest results by email from TBL judges by the end of July 2014. Judges decisions are final.

Submission Guidelines: Please visit our guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible if the piece received free edits from our team.

Notes: Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify TBL if your work is selected for publication elsewhere as soon as possible. We encourage writers to submit as many stories as they wish. All stories will be considered for publication in our quarterly journal.

Our judges also reserve the right not to award a winner in either category if the submissions do not meet our standards of publication.

Other Categories: Please visit our submissions page for more ways to submit your work to TBL for possible publication and learn about our free-editing policy for work submitted to our journal.

 

Short Story Contest

 

The winner of our short story contest will be awarded $250.00 and publication as the featured short story in our Literary Journal. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our monthly story selection. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.*

Criteria: Any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words.

 

There is a $10.00 USDA entry fee for each submission.

 

Click here to submit your story!

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Flash Fiction Contest

 

The winner of our flash fiction contest will be awarded $50.00 and publication as the featured flash fiction in our Literary Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our monthly story selection. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.*

Criteria: Any genre with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words.

 

There is a $4.00 reading fee per entry, or you may choose to submit three entries for $10.00.

Click here to submit your story!

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Poetry Contest

 

The winner of our poetry contest will be awarded $100.00 and publication as the featured poem in our Literary Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our monthly poem selection. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.*

Criteria: Any genre or form, three three pages or less per poem.

There is a $5.00 reading fee per entry, or you may choose to submit three entries for $12.00.

Click here to submit your poetry!

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* Tethered by Letters reserves the rights to NOT award a winner in any of the above categories if the submissions do not reach a publishable standard. In this case, reading fees will NOT be refunded and a winner will not be announced. Although this has never come to pass in our four-year-publishing history, our top priority must remain with the quality of work we publish.

Visit the website:  http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

 

Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest

15 November 2013

Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest:  

$250 Award, $5 entry fee,
deadline March 1, 2014.
Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.
 
Final Judges:  Maggie Heaps, Michael Hettich, Gary Lundy, E M Schorb, Larissa Shmailo, Andrena Zawinski, Andrei Guruianu, Robert Paul Cesaretti.
Awarded work will be published in Ginosko Literary Journal, http://GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com/
 
Guidelines and Eligibility:
The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers with the following exception:
Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the submitted manuscript.
 
Procedures and Considerations:
Please submit work, along with a brief bio, and cover letter if desired, to GinoskoContest@gmail.comAttachments must be in .wps, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf form, otherwise they will not be considered (please include last name on every page submitted). Send print submissions to:
 
CONTEST
Ginosko Literary Journal
PO Box 246
Fairfax, CA 94978
 
Payment Procedures:
Online submissions will receive emailed invoices via PayPal, though you do not need a PayPal account. Print submissions may send $5 in cash or check (made payable to Ginosko Literary Journal) to the above address.
 

 

Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

25 April 2013
We are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest.
GRAND PRIZE: $1,000. Second place wins $100 and four honorable mentions each receive $25. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2013 issue of Gemini.
Maximum length: 1,000 words. Deadline: August 31, 2013. Open to ANY subject, style or genre. Both new and established writers are welcome.
ENTRY FEE: just $4 ($3 for each additional flash). Enter by email or snail mail. 
Kudos to previous fiction contest winners: Beverly Akerman, who won our first Flash Fiction Contest in 2009 for “Pie,” has received multiple awards (the David Adams Prize, the CBC-Scotiabank Giller Prize “Readers’ Choice Top 10” and others) for her collection, “The Meaning of Children.” The collection includes “Pie” and 13 other stories.
Seamus Scanlon’s “As Close as You’ll Ever Be” was named one of the best short story collections of 2012 by Library Journal. Scanlon won our 2011 Short Story Prize for “My Beautiful, Brash, Beastly Belfast,” which is part of the collection.
Full details at:

Look for our May issue in a few weeks, and in June, the winners of this year’s Short Story Contest.

Drunk Monkeys Short Fiction Contest Summer 2013

2 April 2013

The Drunk Monkeys Summer 2013 Short Fiction Contest is here!

We will consider short fiction and flash fiction pieces. Nothing shorter than 400 words or longer than 2,000.

The theme of the contest is, appropriately enough, “SUMMER”. You can work the theme into the story in any way you choose, but it must be present.
Entries will be accepted from April 1, 2013 to June 7, 2013.

First prize will win $50 in cash money and publication in an upcoming edition of our eBook anthology series.
Second and Third prize winners will be published on the website.

There is a $3.00 non-returnable entry fee.

All entries will be received blindly. There is no need for a cover letter, just your best piece on the theme. Winners will be contacted a week after the close of the contest.

For details on how to enter, visit the website:

http://www.drunkmonkeys.onimpression.com/submit/contest/drunk-monkeys-fiction-contestwinter-2013/

Free Flash Fiction Writing Contests

2 February 2013

Free Flash Fiction is hosting a new flash fiction writing contest every month. Each month’s contest will have its own unique theme. There will be one First Prize winner and a number of stories chosen for a shortlist.

Entry Fee: Free

First Prize: $10, publication at freeflashfiction.com, inclusion in an upcoming anthology, a badge for your website, and the right to claim that you’re an award-winning author.

Shortlist Prizes: Publication at freeflashfiction.com, inclusion in an upcoming anthology, a badge for your website, and the right to brag about how your story was shortlisted in a Free Flash Fiction writing contest.

Contest Rules

One entry per person.
Prize money will be awarded via PayPal. You may also choose to donate your winnings back to Free Flash Fiction.
Stories must be 200-1000 words.
No poetry accepted.
Stories must be written in English.
Stories must not be previously published online.
No fan fiction or stories based in another author’s universe.
The publication rights outlined in the regular contract apply to contest entries.

See this month’s theme and enter at:
http://www.freeflashfiction.com/index.php/contests/current-contest/

All Fish Competitions Now Open

26 October 2012

The Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2013

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Judge: Molly McCloskey
Closes: 31 January 2013
Results Announced: 1 April 2013
Max Length: 4,000 words
All memoirs must be written in English and must not have been published previously.

Best 10 memoirs will be published in the 2013 Fish Anthology.

First Prize: €1,000.

Online Entries: €16 (€10 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €18 (€12 subsequent entries)

FULL DETAILS *

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The Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2013

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: Peter Benson
Closes: 28 Feb 2013
Results Announced: 10 April 2013
Max Length: 300 words

All memoirs must be written in English and must not have been published previously.

Best 10 stories will be published in the 2013 Fish Anthology.

First Prize: €1,000.

Online Entries: €14 (€8 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €16 (€10 subsequent entries)

FULL DETAILS *

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The Fish Poetry Prize 2013

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: To be announced
Closes: 31 March 2013
Results Announced: 15 May 2013
Max Length: 300 words

All poems must be written in English and must not have been published previously.

Best 10 poems will be published in the 2013 Fish Anthology.

First prize: €1,000.

Online Entries: €14 (€8 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €16 (€10 subsequent entries)

FULL DETAILS *