September 2014 Flash Fiction Contest

Every other month we host a flash fiction contest on our forum. The next contest begins on Tuesday, September 1. This will be the last contest of 2014.

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.

The final contest of the year is in September. Once that winner is announced, all five individual winners throughout the year will be given to a neutral judge, who will then pick his or her favorite. That story will be published in the next issue of Shock Totem!

If interested, sign up here. It’s a good time.

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7 Responses to September 2014 Flash Fiction Contest

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  4. Trying to sign up – it took my registration, I clicked the confirmation link, and the bottom of the forum says I’m the most recent member. But when I try to log in, it tells me I’m using an incorrect user name or password. Please help :)

  5. RoseMarie says:

    Just to clarify, when you say the prompt will be posted on Tuesday 1st Sept, do you mean Monday 1st or Tuesday 2nd?

  6. steveava says:

    facebook page states open for submissions. assume that refers to flash fiction comp but unable to find prompts.

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