Flash Fiction

“Notice the small things. The rewards are inversely proportional.”     Anonymous

“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”     Dorothy Parker

Energized by our long weekend, let’s jump back into the game! Flash fiction is a “hot” genre and some of you may have wholeheartedly embraced it. If so, check out this contest! The deadline almost slipped by me, so it’s tight: May 31. Have some short gems of literary wit and magic that you’ve polished until they sparkle? If so, why not step them out?

The Masters Review, which is devoted to emerging writers, has partnered with PEN America and Poets & Writers for a flash-fiction contest. The winner will receive $2000, publication on PEN America website (later reprinted in The Masters Review), and recognition in Poets & Writers Magazine. Second and third place prizes: $200/$100, publication in The Masters Review, and recognition in Poets & Writers.

Here’s the contest description: “Our love of flash fiction runs deep. And throughout our six years of reading work by emerging writers we’ve seen some incredible pieces of small and powerful fiction, but we’ve never hosted a call for flash. So here it is: a home for your very best small fiction. Send us big worlds in tiny packages, large ideas with a low word count. Dazzle us with your best fiction under 1000 words.

“Emerging writers only (We are interested in offering a larger platform to new writers.) Self-published writers and writers of story collections and novels with a small circulation are welcome to submit.”


Stories under 1000 words
Previously unpublished stories only
Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed
International submissions allowed
Entry fee of $20 for submission of up to two stories
No identifying information on your story
All stories are considered for publication

For more details and to submit visit: https://mastersreview.com/flash-fiction-contest/
Write on!

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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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