April 29, 2021
Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone over the age of thirteen.
We accept work, written in English, from anywhere in the world—regardless of genre, style, or origin—and welcome speculative writing and experimental literature. Strange is good. Strange with a strong character arc is even better. Keep it weird, folks.
There are four categories:
● Short Story: 1,001 – 7,500 words. Judge: Stephen Graham Jones.
● Creative Nonfiction: up to 6,500 words. Judge TBC
● Poetry: three pages or less per poem, up to three poems per submission if you select a “three-pack”. Judge: Emma Bolden.
● Flash Fiction: 1,000 words or less, up to three pieces per submission if you select a “three-pack”. Judge: Damhnait Monaghan.
All work must be previously unpublished.
Short Story: $15
Flash Fiction: $10 (single entry) / $12 (3 pack)
Poetry: $10 (single entry) / $12 (3 pack)
Creative Nonfiction: $15
Short Story: 1st prize receives $1,000
Flash Fiction: 1st prize receives $300
Poetry: 1st prize receives $300
Creative Nonfiction: 1st prize receives $1,000
Up to five finalists in each category will be considered for publication in F(r)iction.
How to enroll
For further information visit the official competition website.