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Friday, May 08, 2009

$500 Flash Fiction Contest

Short story writing contests are always popular, so here's a good one you may want to check out.

The e-book publishing service Smashwords, in association with the Editor Unleashed blog and community, is running a flash-fiction writing contest for stories of up to 1000 words on any subject.

There's a top prize of $500 for the winner, plus 39 runner-up prizes of $25. The top 40 stories will also be published in an e-book anthology, and their authors will get free links/publicity via the contest sponsors.

The best news is that there is no entry fee, and the contest is open to anyone in the world.

Submissions are open from May 18 until June 14, 2009. To enter, you have to post your story on the Editor Unleashed forum. Stories will then be ranked by members of the forum, and the 40 winners will be announced on June 30, 2009.

For more information, see this post on the Smashwords blog or this one at Editor Unleashed.

Good luck!

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Blogger Danielle Thorne said...

This sounds like a great contest. I love writing flash fiction and even more, I love free contests. They all should be free!

Thanks for the info.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Thanks, Danielle. I couldn't agree more!

Nick :)

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Mark said...

Hi Nick,

We are also running a flash fiction contest and would love for your to tell your readers and maybe even enter yourself. I understand you may not post this, but here is the info

Please invite your members and associates to enter our Fiction500 contest for May.

Submit an original work of fiction no longer than 500 words, based on a prompt.
Entry Dates are May 1-14, 2012.
We accept only the first 500 entries.
Faculty from the country's top MFA Creative Writing Programs judge the contest
Prizes are $500, $200, and $100.
We publish winning stories (and honorable mentions) on our website.

5:10 AM  

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