tue30aprAll DayCompletedThe SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash FictionCategoryFull ManuscriptInternationalEntry Fee$14 Max word count1,000 Top Prize$2,500 and publication

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The SmokeLong Quarterly Award for Flash Fiction is a biennial competition for fiction of up to 1,000 words. Run by The SmokeLong Quarterly (which is “dedicated to bringing the best flash fiction to the web”), the competition has a fabulous first prize of $2,500, $1,000 for the second-place entry, $500 for third and $100 each for the finalists. All finalists and placers will also be published in an edition of The SmokeLong Quarterly (which has been around for around 20 years).

There are discounts for multiple entries and/or if you enter before 1st March 2024. The competition is open from 1st February 2024 to anyone aged 18+ irrespective of where they reside. Entries must either be in English or another language but with an accompanying English translation.

This competition is a great way to get your flash fiction into the public view while also having the chance to win a serious cash prize, so get involved.

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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