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F(r)iction Flash Fiction Writing Contest - Fall 2023

fri03novAll DayCompletedF(r)iction Flash Fiction Writing Contest - Fall 2023CategoryFlash FictionInternationalEntry Fee$10 Max word count1,000 Top Prize$300

Event Details

F(r)iction is a triannual publication that boasts work from both industry legends and emerging writers. Each issue is carefully curated to evaluate an important cultural topic from vastly different perspectives. We accept short fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, comics, and poetry submissions all year round, and also host contests featuring guest judges and cash prizes twice a year (each spring and fall). Every piece published in F(r)iction is also accompanied by custom artwork, making our journal a visual odyssey from cover to cover!

In our writing contests, we seek writing that reflects a similar mission to our journal, F(r)iction: work that actively pushes the boundaries of traditional publishing, that has complex characters and a strong narrative arc, and makes us feel something as we read it. We want stories we haven’t seen before, whether it twists or plays with genre, setting, language, voice, you name it. We accept submissions in three categories: Short Story, Poetry, and Flash Fiction.

Our contests also feature a panel of three guest judges to help us decide the winners for each category. F For Fall 2023, we have Cathy Ulrich judging Short Story, Warsan Shire judging Poetry, and Sejal Shah judging Flash Fiction.Winners in each category will receive a cash prize, as well as work with one of our Senior Editors to see their work published either online or in our print journal!

We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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