Anyone out there enjoy writing flash fiction? Ever wanted to experiment with short-short stories? Here’s a great opportunity!
The Clarity of Night blog, run by Jason Evans, is hosting the 14th flash fiction contest. Each contest has writers submitting flash fiction pieces inspired by specific photos. Here’s the one for the next contest, titled “Elemental.”
The rules are pretty simple. Your flash fiction story cannot exceed 250 words. Beyond that, content and genre are pretty much up for grabs. There are some great prizes too, including a $50 Amazon gift certificate and print of the photo.
For the upcoming contest, Evans has a couple key posts about how he rates entries, and suggestions on what you can do to improve your chances of winning. Definitely check these out to get an edge over other contestants.
Because of the increased popularity of the contest and the number of past submissions, Evans is also putting a limit on entries–somewhere in the low-to-mid one hundreds. The contest officially starts in a few weeks, so start developing your flash fiction now, so it can be polished and ready to submit as soon as possible to ensure your piece is eligible.
See you there! Good luck, everyone!