Flash Fiction

Have some short, snappy gems of fiction sparkling in lonely splendor on your computer or in a drawer? Why not consider submitting them to The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest? Fifteen stories will be selected for a shortlist.The contest is open to emerging writers only (The Masters Review focuses on offering a larger platform to new writers). Self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation may also submit. Word count: 1000. Deadline: May 31.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Winner receives $3000 and publication
  • Second and third place prizes are $300 and $200 respectively and publication
  • All 3 finalists receive place in one of Kathy Fish’s online Fast Flash© Workshops
  • Stories under 1000 words
  • $20 entry fee allows up to two stories (each under 1000 words) – if submitting two stories, please put them both in a SINGLE document
  • Previously unpublished stories only
  • Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed
  • International submissions allowed
  • Please no identifying information on your story
  • All stories are considered for publication
  • To view a list of commonly asked questions, please see FAQ page.

Contests are a great way to mobilize yourself for completion of a project. So if you are a new writer and a flash fiction fan, why not hop on board? Write on!