Flash Fiction Contest

Type fast! Deadline is next week.
For all you Flash Fiction Fans, here's a contest sponsored by Houston Writers House.

The deadline is near so don't delay.

Contest Details

Deadline: 09/30/2015 -- that means get it in fast!

Length: 500 TO 1,200 words per entry (They told me they're not really counting words.)

Entry Fee: $10 OR 3 for $20

Criteria for Acceptable Flash Fiction

Is there a definable plot? Do you have a clear beginning? A strong centerpiece? A definitive ending? Does your story make its point and drive it home, hard? Though not all stories need to be forceful to fit into this small genre, it’s a trend that follows flash throughout the years. Still, if your story doesn't have that hard-hitting theme and end by smacking into a wall, don't worry; it's not a necessity.

Other Contest Details

Poems qualify as Flash Fiction.

Entries accepted only by email, but entry check can be mailed or just use PayPal.

All entries will be published in a special anthology in time for Christmas gift giving--if at least 72 entries are received!


No ties. First Place: $150, Second: $100, Third: $75

Just Want Your Story Published?

If you do not want to enter the contest, but have a short story you want published, send it to them, along with a $20.00 fee. No word limit. If it won in a previous contest, that’s okay.

More Information

Questions? Email: rpaulding @ sbcglobal.net or snail mail: HRH, 12523 Folkcrest Way, Stafford TX 77477.

Takeaway Truth

This sounds like a nice, laid-back contest to give you a taste of contesting. Enter today.

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