september, 2022

thu01sepAll DayThis event is FREE to enter! Yay!STORIES OUT OF SCHOOL - FLASH FICTION CONTESTUSACategory:Flash FictionEntry Fee:Free Max word count:749 Top Prize:$1000 and publication

Event Details

Teachers have the most fascinating, difficult, and important job on the planet, and their workdays are filled with stories. Yet teachers seldom appear in fiction. This annual contest was created to inspire great stories about teachers and the rich and crazy world of schools.

The winner will receive $1000 and publication in “A Public Space.”

This year’s judge is Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) and submission deadline is 1 September 2022.

Contest rules:

  • The story’s protagonist, or its narrator, must be a K-12 teacher.
  • Stories must be between 6 and 749 words and previously unpublished.
  • Any adult (whether a teacher or not) can submit.
  • You must be over 18.
  • Only one submission per writer. No exceptions.
  • Sentimentality is discouraged and education jargon is forbidden.
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