View Full Version : Flash Fiction contest - free - 500 word max

Bayou Bill
04-21-2007, 09:41 PM
I noticed this in the Announcement section on the first page of AW:

http://absolutewrite.com/images/bullet.gif ReadingWriters Flash Fiction Contest (http://www.readingwriters.com/contest.htm)
(due May 31, 2007; no entry fee; win $100, publication, and Flash Fiction: Very Short Stories, ed. by James Thomas, Denise Thomas and Tom Hazuka)

The max length is 500 words. Publication will be in their "writing e-zine," The Verb. Here's the link:


Bayou Bill :cool:

04-21-2007, 09:47 PM
Cool - thanks for posting that Bill! :D

Bayou Bill
04-21-2007, 11:31 PM
Cool - thanks for posting that Bill! :D

Just another fine, free service of:

Bayou Bill, CCB (chief cook & bottlewasher) :cool:

05-30-2007, 11:19 PM
I sent in my entry for this one last weekend. Anyone else?

05-31-2007, 12:35 AM
Great link!

05-31-2007, 01:27 AM
Allahu Akhbar after some additional work to make it clearer is already in and I have another one, in the SYF forum in scifi, called The Space Bridge that's going tomorrow.


Stijn Hommes
05-31-2007, 01:33 AM
I'm gonna wait out the next contest. There's no way I can write and polish a piece in less than 10 hours.

05-31-2007, 02:14 AM
I'm gonna wait out the next contest. There's no way I can write and polish a piece in less than 10 hours.

Isn't today May 30th and it and it says the deadline is Midnight (PT) May 31?

Someone should fix this forum software. All of today's posts show a date of "Today." :tongue

05-31-2007, 04:05 AM
Good luck those of you who've entered!

Bayou Bill
05-31-2007, 04:22 AM
I'm a bit surprised the deadline is May 31, when the winners are to be announced on June 6. If there's a flood of last-minute entries and the winner hasn't been pre-determind, that judge could be busy.

But it's free and seems legit. I entered a couple 500 word pieces.

Bayou Bill :cool:

06-01-2007, 04:03 AM
I have a feeling they didn't anticipate a large group of entries. This seems like their first writing contest. They don't even make it super clear how to send in submissions for the contest. The submissions page is for their editing service.

Anyway, I'm about to send my second entry off to them. I hope one of us here wins so we can celebrate together. . .

Best of luck to all.

And remember, even if you don't win, it doesn't mean you can't take the same story and attempt to sell it elsewhere. ;).


06-02-2007, 11:13 PM
Good luck to all those who entered this contest.

06-04-2007, 10:27 PM
The results are up! I wonder how many entries they got.

(Edited to add: 271 entries (http://www.readingwriters.com/VERB-Jun07-p2.htm)!)