Got a fresh micro or flash fiction you’re ready to zing out into the world? Enter the Fractured Lit Flash Fiction Open Prize.
The deadline is 16 July 2023.
Guest judge Sara Lippmann is the author of the novel Lech (Tortoise Books) and the story collections Doll Palace (re-released by 7.13 Books) and Jerks (Mason Jar Press.) Her fiction has been honored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, and her essays have appeared in The Millions, The Washington Post, Catapult, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. With Seth Rogoff, she is co-editing the anthology Smashing the Tablets: Radical Retellings of the Hebrew Bible for SUNY Press. She is a founding member of the Writing Co-Lab and lives with her family in Brooklyn.
The first place winner will receive $2,000 and publication, while 15 finalists will receive $100 and publication. All entries will be considered for general publication.
“Fractured Lit publishes flash fiction with emotional resonance, with characters who come to life through their actions and responses to the world around them,” says Fractured Lit editor in chief Tommy Dean. “We’re searching for flash that investigates the mysteries of being human, the sorrow and the joy of connecting to a diverse population.”
Entries must be under 1,000 words in length.
You need to pay a $20 reading fee per entry of up to two tales.
Got an event, challenge, competition, opportunity or call for submissions you’d like to draw attention to? Send me an email at JudyDarley (@) ICloud (dot) com.