No theme for our summer contest. Subject matter is entirely up to you. Surprise us.
But keep it short. See how much you can accomplish, how much of an impact you can have, with a small number of words. We want to wonder how you abracadabra words into magic. We want to be amazed and maybe a little jealous of how you do that.
One writer in the flash fiction category will be awarded a $300 prize and published in the summer issue. All entries considered for publication.
Total word limit for this category is 1,000, same as for flash CNF and prose poem. One, two, or three flash fiction works in one Word doc, but no more than 1,000 words for all stories combined. Seriously. And shorter is often better. We love shorts.
Deadline is May 31, 2020.
Fee is $5.
Judging is blind. Please do not include your name on your work.
(As always, writers may submit work in non-contest categories and pay no submission fee. Of course, only contest submissions are considered for prizes. Contest entry fees are used for prizes and for payments to all writers published in the journal. Every penny. Thank you.)