We hold three annual contests: Flash Fiction, Short
Story, and Poetry. First prize in each contest is $1,000
and publication. Second prize wins $100 and publication
and three or four honorable mentions each receive $25
plus publication. All writers from around the world are
welcome and all entries are read blind so everyone gets
an equal chance. We are committed to keeping entry
fees low so no one who wants to enter is excluded for
financial reasons, and we sometimes waive the fee for
those in extreme circumstances. It's not about the
money—it's simply about finding the best work
available and bringing it to our readers in an appealing,
FLASH FICTION CONTEST
Opens mid-April. Deadline: August 31.
Maximum length: 1,000 words. Any subject, any style.
Entry fee: $5.
SHORT STORY CONTEST
Opens late December. Deadline: March 31.
Any length, any subject, any style.
Entry fee: $7.
Opens early September. Deadline: January 2.
Any length, subject, or style.
Entry fee: $7 for up to three poems.