Posts Tagged ‘flash fiction contests’


5 June 2013

Now open for entries. Age 18+ 

Closing date 31 July 2013


There are six prizes available:  

Winner:  £250  GBP      

Runner Up:  £50 GBP               

4 x Highly Commended:  £25.00 GBP


All prize-winners will have their story published to the InkTears Readership and their Bio published on the InkTears website.


Submissions must be 500 words or less in length, any theme.


Fees: 1 entry £3.00 GBP; 2 entries £5.00 GBP; 3 entries £6.50 GBP; 4 entries £7.50 GBP


Full results will be posted on the InkTears website by 10th November 2013.


NB: stories may have been previously published (in a magazine or online providing the author still owns the copyright and there is no exclusivity with the prior publication) or unpublished. for full details. 


drawkcaB Fiction Contest

2 May 2013


June 22 is National Flash Fiction Day in the U.K. and many places around the globe. To commemorate this auspicious day, Postcard Poems and Prose will sponsor a flash fiction contest based on the theme “Backward”. Since this is our second fiction contest and the deadline is June 22, the winning author will receive an Amazon gift card valued at $26.22 in US dollars. (2 & 6/22 — We like to be different.) We will publish three winning entries in July. Only one entry will receive the gift card though…we are starving authors too. As before, the gift card recipient will be chosen from the three winning entries by a staff game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.



Our judges are practicing up for the big day. While the judges perfect their technique, authors should moonwalk directly to their laptops and get started on an entry. Our last fiction contest produced three winners and three honorable mention awards. Those stories were published in March and may be read in our home gallery.

To submit an entry:
Entries need to be sent as a DOC attachment, preferably in Times New Roman 12 pt. Your name should NOT be on the attached document. (Blind judging. Stories will be judged on merit alone.) Authors should send an email to with the words drawkcaB Fiction Contest in the subject line. Word count must be 153-194 (There we go being different again–some might even say odd.) Any entry needs to be inspired, at least loosely, by the theme “BACKWARD” and must be received before midnight in Michigan, June 22. Only ONE entry allowed per author.

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Love + Lust – Open Call for Writing – Juried Book Competition

2 April 2013
Open to Interpretation brings together photographers and writers in an exciting and innovative book project that has never been done before. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers’ submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. 
Announcing Love + Lust


The photographers sent us their images and interpretations of Love + Lust. Now it’s the writers turn to use the images to inspire your words. Poems and stories may include a literal description of the work, personal memories, metaphorical associations, or your mood inspired by the image. 
Poetry, flash fiction, narrative, ekphrastic poetry, short story, memoir, non-fiction, song lyrics, myth, tall tale or fairy tale – all genres are acceptable.
Book Title: Open to interpretation
Theme: Love + Lust
Judge: Dorianne Laux
Submission Fee: $15 for first submission, $10 additional
Deadline for submission: August 6, 2013
Awards:  $500 Judge’s Selection Award

For full details go to Open to Interpretation’s site.

Writer Advice’s 8th Flash Prose Contest

6 March 2013

Writer Advice seeks flash fiction, memoir,

and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less.

Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us with your prose.

Finalists receive responses from all judges.

Submit your work to the 8th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest 

Deadline: April 18, 2013

Complete details and Submittable link at

Announcing the 2013 Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest

5 March 2013

Announcing the 2013 Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest

Attn: This contest is open to everyone–you don’t need to be a member; open to men and women.

Write a complete, but very short story of 100 words or fewer

Deadline: Postmarked/received by email by May 1, 2013

Entry Fee: $10 first manuscript, $8 each additional manuscript, $10 optional critique fee

Prizes: First-$100, Second-$50, Judge’s Merit-$25

Theme: Hidden Amongst These Worlds (Can be any genre)

Flash Fiction is a complete, but very short story of 100 words or fewer.  The title is not included in the word count.  The story must pertain to the theme, “Hidden Amongst These Worlds”  All genres are welcome, and multiple entries may be submitted.  An entry fee is required for each entry, however each entry after the first is discounted to $8 per.  You can also opt for a completely optional critique of your piece by a published author for an additional $10 per entry.  A self-addressed, stamped envelope must be included with mailed entries if you would like it returned by mail.  Winners will be notified by May 31, 2013.

For complete rules and entry blank, please go to or 

and click on the Contests tab or email:

Able Muse Press Writing/Poetry & Flash Fiction

3 February 2013

ABLE MUSE WRITE PRIZE (Poetry & Flash Fiction) – $500 prize each & publication

Judges: Kelly Sherry – poetry; Thaisa Frank- fiction

Deadline: February 15, 2013

(There are entry fees)

Read the guidelines & ENTER now!


ABLE MUSE BOOK AWARD (Poetry) – $1000 prize, plus book publication

Judge: X.J. Kennedy

Deadline: March 31, 2013

(There is an entry fee)

Read the guidelines and ENTER now! Writing Contests – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

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