Flash Fiction Competitions

Call for Submissions: WOW! Women On Writing Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest

WOW! Women On Writing invites entries to its Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest, sponsored by BookBaby. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, good storytelling, and provide well-rewarded recognition to writers of all levels. Guest Judge: Literary Agent Vicki Selvaggio of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency Guidelines: Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Writers retain all copyright to their stories. Open internationally.  Prizes: 1st Place: $350, The Complete Publishing Package from BookBaby ($579 value), $25 Amazon Gift Card; 2nd Place: $250, $25 Amazon Gift Card; 3rd Place: $150, $25 Amazon Gift Card; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards; and 10 Honorable mentions receive $20 Amazon Gift Cards. Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine, and contestants are interviewed on WOW’s blog, The Muffin.  Limited to 300 entries. $10 entry fee. Critique option also available.  Deadline: May 31, 2015  ...

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Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Contest

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 ——————————————————————————————- 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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...

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Creative Competitor Writing Competitions

The Fortune-Teller Writing Competition 1st Prize: £395.00 2nd Prize: £250.00 3rd Prize: £150.00 Closing date: 10th March 2015 Entry fee: £5.00 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members All you have to do to win this exciting new writing competition is to craft a story around a fortune teller in a maximum of 1000 words including the title. Consider your starting point carefully to maximise the strength of your story. We want to be hooked by every word. Rules online. http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/fortune-teller-writing-competition/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Twist in the Tale Writing Competition 1st Prize: £195.00 2nd Prize: £125.00 3rd Prize: £100.00 Closing date: 21st March 2015 Entry fee: £3.00 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members To stand a chance of winning this exciting writing competition, all you have to do is create a strong, compelling story in 1100 words or less, but, it must have an unique twist ending. We want you to surprise us with your fantastically, unexpected ending. http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/twist-tale-writing-competition/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 65 Little Words Writing Competition 1st Prize: £260.00 2nd Prize: £195.00 Closing date: May 10th 2015 Entry fee: £2.00 or FREE to Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish Members You have just 65 words or less including the title to write a complete story. It’s a tough one but you can do it and we look forward to receiving your submissions. Of course it doesn’t have to be exactly 65 words but if you win the top prize, it’s equivalent to £4.00 per word. Your submission must be inspired by the photo published online....

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GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2015 Entry Fees $10 Prizes $500 and publication Description: 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. 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/ Please submit work, along with a brief bio, and cover letter if desired, to GinoskoContest@gmail.com . Attachments must be in .wps, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf form, otherwise they will not be considered (please include last name on every page submitted). Contact Information Ginosko Literary Journal P.O. Box 246 Fairfax, CA 94978 GinoskoContest@gmail.com Visit the website:...

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Creative Competitor Writing Contests & Poetry Contest

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/winter-wonderland-poetry-competition/ ENTRY FEE £3 (FREE TO MEMBERS). PRIZES: 1st Prize: £150. 2nd Prize: £100. 3rd Prize: £75. Deadline February 2, 2015. Craft a beautiful poem that captures the spirit of a winter landscape. Whether it’s snow-capped mountains, misty rivers or frost-laden fields…we don’t mind, just paint the scene with your words. You can use the online photo for inspiration or, be inspired by a wintry landscape close to you. It’s your choice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 65 LITTLE WORDS WRITING COMPETITION http://creativecompetitor.com/65-little-words-creative-writing-competition/65-little-words-writing-competition-february-2015/ ENTRY FEE £2 (OR FREE TO MEMBERS). PRIZES: 1st Prize: £260. 2nd Prize: £195. Deadline February 10, 2015. You have just 65 words or less including the title to write a complete story. It’s a tough one, but you can do it,and we look forward to receiving your submissions. You must use the photo published online. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE PARK BENCH WRITING COMPETITION http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/park-bench-writing-competition/ £3 ENTRY FEE (FREE TO MEMBERS). PRIZES: 1st Prize: £195. 2nd Prize: £150. 3rd Prize: £100. Deadline February 28, 2015. Using the photo for inspiration, you have just 1,000 words (including the title) to write a complete story that captures the imagination of the reader. To be in with a chance of winning this writing competition, you must include the park bench in your story....

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Creative Competitor – Writing Competitions

Flash Fiction Writing Competition   1st Prize: £190.00 2nd Prize: £150.00 3rd Prize: £95.00 Closing date: 28th January 2015 Entry fee: £3.00 or Free to Creative Competitor Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish members In our latest competition, you have just 500 words (including the title) to write a complete story that captures the imagination of the reader. The genre is open, just use the photo for inspiration. Full rules and photo online. Publication and cash prizes. Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/flash-fiction-writing-competition/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Winter Wonderland Poetry Competition 1st Prize: £150.00 2nd Prize: £100.00 3rd Prize: £75.00 Closing date: 02 February 2015 Entry fee: £3.00 or Free to Creative Competitor Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish members For this brand new poetry competition, you simply need to craft a beautiful poem that captures the spirit of a winter landscape. Whether it’s snow-capped mountains, misty rivers or frost-laden fields…we don’t mind, just paint the scene with your words. You can use the photo for inspiration or, be inspired by a wintry landscape close to you. It’s your choice. Publication and cash prizes. Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/winter-wonderland-poetry-competition/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 65 Little Words Writing Competition 1st Prize: £260.00 2nd Prize: £195.00 Closing date: February 10th 2015 Entry fee: £2.00 or FREE to Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish Members You have just 65 words or less including the title to write a complete story. It’s a tough one but you can do it and we look forward to receiving your submissions. You must use the photo published online. Publication and cash prizes. Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk http://creativecompetitor.com/65-little-words-creative-writing-competition/65-little-words-writing-competition-february-2015/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Park Bench Writing Competition 1st Prize: £195.00 2nd Prize: £150.00 3rd Prize: £100.00 Closing date: 28th February 2015 Entry fee: £3.00 or Free to Creative Competitor Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish members Using the photo for inspiration, you have just 1000 words (including the title) to write a complete story that captures the imagination of the reader.  To be in with a chance of winning this writing competition, you must include the park bench in your story. Publication and cash prizes. Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk...

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