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List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« on: May 23, 2012, 07:02:06 PM »
Some of these have entry fees, some do not.

Please access the links to read the full list of rules!

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Fiction Attic Press is now accepting submissions for its annual Flash in the Attic Flash Fiction Contest. The first place story will receive $100 and publication. The second place story will receive $50 and publication. All stories will be considered for publication in the Flash in the Attic anthology.
See: http://michellerichmond.com/sanserif/2012/04/19/flash-fiction-contest/
Deadline: June 30
Submission fee: $5 for one story, or $10 for three stories



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Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.
Theme is "Misinterpretation" Rules:
-Each writer can submit up to two previously unpublished pieces (no more than 250 words each).
-No entry fee
Deadline: July 15, 2012
Prizes:
-First: £50, Second: £30, Third: £20, and publication  
See: http://asiancha.blogspot.com/2012/03/cha-flash-fiction-contest.html#.T7gQzsVcR0E.twitter


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Ligonier Valley Writers Flash Fiction Contest.
Deadline: Midnight on August 14, 2012
NO ENTRY FEE
Theme: Dragons.

1.   Story must be less than 1,000 words long.
2.   This year's entrants are encouraged to submit electronically. Please place your story in the body of an email and send it to Ed Kelemen at ed.kel@verizon.net. Do not send it as an attachment. Attachments will not be opened.
3.   Include a short bio, no more than 150 words, with your story.
See more details at the website
http://www.lvwonline.org/Shapshifters.html



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http://thecoffinfactory.com/very-short-story-contest/

Submissions are open for The Coffin Factory’s Very Short Story Contest.

First Prize receives $200 and publication in issue four of The Coffin Factory.
Second and Third place will be published on our O-Bits Blog, and receive a copy of the magazine.
1- Word limit: 1,500
2- Entry Fee $10
3- Deadline: August 15, 2012

Only previously unpublished work will be accepted.

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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 07:08:49 PM »
I just realized most of these may be based in the United States. I will be looking for more UK based contests to add to this thread, as well.
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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 08:03:28 PM »
Thanks for the list M. That should get some people writing.  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 04:11:43 AM »
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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 11:06:35 PM »
Yes, thanks for posting this.  Some of these look promising  :)
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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 11:10:35 PM »
Glad people find this useful! I will try to add more competitions as I come across them. :)
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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 05:03:22 AM »
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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2012, 01:28:02 PM »
Thanks! :) I enjoyed your story, too.
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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2012, 12:00:14 PM »
http://www.lightshippublishing.co.uk/

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The winners of the Lightship International Short Story Prize and the Lightship International Poetry Prize will be awarded £1,000 each. The winner of the Lightship International Flash Fiction Prize will be awarded £500. Lightship Publishing will be publishing a paperback anthology of the winning entries, in partnership with Alma Books. The winner and nine runners-up in each competition - Short Story, Poetry, and Flash Fiction - will be published. Lightship Publishing will stage an awards ceremony for the winners and runners-up in Kingston-upon-Hull in November 2012. Kingston-upon-Hull has a long literary history and is a great place to launch the Lightship anthology.
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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 10:33:56 PM »
Here are some UK based competitions. I see there are other threads of this variety now, sorry for cross posting!

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/short-stories/prizes/
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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2012, 10:48:44 AM »
Here is a competition I wish I could enter, but it's UK only:

http://www.darkfictionmagazine.co.uk/blog/flash-fiction-competition-hidden-history/

Some of the guidelines:
1000 word limit
Deadline: July 13th, Friday
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Once again we’re looking for the shortest of stories (no more than 1000 words, please) plucked from the whirling tumult of the past. As you can imagine, this gives you a pretty big playground to mess about in, but what we’re looking for are the shocks, the scares, the eerie and the uncanny. What horrendous tales of horror never made it into the history books? Which unsettling stories were whispered from mother to child, too terrible to ever be written down?


See link above for prizes...

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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2012, 11:15:56 AM »
Switchback Magazine, run out of the University of San Francisco, is calling for submissions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, and flash fiction, and literary reviews. See more details at:
http://www.swback.com/call/

Fiction and non fiction word limit: 7500 words
Flash fiction word limit: 500 words, deadline is at the end of the month. This contest is prompt-driven; see link above for details.
Literary reviews: 500-1500 words
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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2012, 11:17:04 AM »
Zova Books is running a flash fiction contest:

- 500 word limit

- prompt driven; see link

- no entry fee

- deadline is June 25th, 12pm PST

http://storiad.com/blog/2012/06/16/enter-the-zova-books-short-fiction-writing-contest/
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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2012, 07:31:51 PM »
Eclectica Magazine is running a flash fiction competition.

- free entry

- 800 word limit

- deadline is ...6 weeks and 4 days left as of the date of this entry (6/24). (Seriously, I can't tell from the website what the exact date is. And with all the different time zones...well. So, I guess this will be around August 9th, 2012.)

- you must review 3 scripts on Circalit to be eligible.


see more at: http://circalit.com/screenplay/competitions/view/client/eclectica
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Re: List of Upcoming Flash Fiction Contests
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2012, 08:59:14 PM »
Thanks for sharing all the contest links!
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