Every other month we host a flash fiction contest on our forum. The next contest begins on Thursday, September 1.
Participants have one week to write a story based on a prompt that we provide. The prompt must be integral to the story. This requirement, we hope, forces writers to pen a brand-new tale rather than submit some previously written or reworked story.
When the week is up, the stories are anonymously posted in the hidden contest forum. The entrants then have three weeks to read each story and vote on their top three. Additionally, most give feedback on each story, thus ensuring everyone gets something out of the contest.
This will be the final contest of 2011. Once completed, we’ll have a special guest judge pick his or her favorite from this year’s past winners. That winning story will be published in issue #5 (January 2012).
If interested, sign up here. It’s a good time.