Enter the Fractured Lit Reprint Prize

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Got a previously published micro or flash fiction that’s no longer getting the love it deserves? Enter the Fractured Lit Reprint Prize.

The deadline is 17 July 2022.

Guest judge Meg Pokrass, Managing Co-Editor and Founding Editor of Best Microfiction, Founding Editor of New Flash Fiction Review, and Co-Founder of the Flash Fiction Collective Reading Series (San Francisco) will choose three prize winners from a shortlist.

The first place winner will receive $3000 and (re)publication.

Second and third place winners will $300 and $200, respectively, plus (re)publication.

All entries will be considered for (re)publication.

“We want to celebrate the micro and flash that may have gotten lost in the shuffle, or stuck in the limbo of shuttered literary magazines!” says Fractured Lit editor in chief Tommy Dean. “We know that excellent and exciting flash and micro fiction is published every day, but no one can keep up with all of these stories. This contest is a platform for these stories to reach new readers, and to live on in excellence on our website.”

So if you’ve got a story that’s been previously published online or in print but believe it’s no longer getting the attention and adulation it deserves, send it in!

Entries must be under 1,000 words in length and must not have won any previous awards of $500 or more.

You need to pay a $20 reading fee per entry of up to two tales.

Find full details and enter here: https://fracturedlit.com/current-prize/

Good luck!

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.

Enter the Fractured Lit monsters, mystery and mayhem prize

The team at Fractured Lit urge you to dig into the darkest recesses of your imagination to write stories of monsters, mystery and mayhem in 1,000 words or less that explore our humanity.

The deadline is 19th December 2021.

They say: “Using these genre themes, please remember that we’re searching for flash that investigates the mysteries of being human, the sorrow, and the joy of connecting to the diverse population around us. We want something new. Something that scares as much as it resonates; stories that help us discover the roots of desire and conflict, that shimmer on the page, that keep us reading, and wondering long after the last period on the page. Transport us from the here and now to a new land of discovery, a new way of being terrified, a new way of embracing all of the ways we show our humanness.”

A $20 reading fee allows you up to two stories of 1,000 words or fewer each per entry.

The competition prizes

The winner will receive $2000 and publication, while the 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive publication and $300 and $200, respectively. All entries will be considered for publication.

The judge is Amber Sparks, the author of four collections of short fiction, including And I Do Not Forgive You: Revenges and other Stories and The Unfinished World, and her fiction and essays have appeared in American Short Fiction, the Paris Review, Tin House, Granta, The Cut and elsewhere.

Find full details of how to enter here: fracturedlit.com/fractured-lit-monsters-mystery-and-mayhem-prize

Got an event, challenge, competition or call for submissions you’d like to draw attention to? Send an email to judydarley (at) iCloud (dot) com.