Friday, November 30, 2012
This stained-glass window was meant, of course, to represent the idea of the Trinity, hence the triangle and the interwoven rings.
Therefore, for this flash fiction writing prompt, write a story about three peoples' lives which, whether by job, family or circumstance, are completely intertwined. If you can, show what happens when one or all attempt to pull away.
Three characters is a lot for flash fiction; feel free to go as long as you need to, in order to get the story just right!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I endorse none of these contests. Nor do I gain anything by you clicking on them. You are strictly left to your own judgement regarding the goodness and worthwhile-ness of each of these contests. I have enough time to inform, but unfortunately not enough time to investigate.
That being said, if you run across a particularly nasty person and/or company, let me know and I'll look into it.
Good luck! If I find more, I'll update this post for now, and post a notice on Twitter @FlashFicStories.
Contests ending 11/30!
Between 250-750 words
Entry Fee: $10.00
First Prize: $350.00 + $25 Amazon Gift Certificate + Entry published on WOW site + Interview on WOW site
Fish Short Story Contest
Under 5,000 words
Entry Fee: Online entry, €20.00 for the first entry, €10.00 for subsequent entries
First Prize: €3,000 - (€1,000 of which is for travel expenses to the launch of the Anthology
Contests ending 12/15
Up to 2,500 words
Holiday theme and other stipulations (see site)
No Entry Fee
First Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition
Eligibility: Students who are in grade 8-11 during the 2012-2013 academic year
Poetry: 3-5 poems
Prose: Fewer than 5,000 words. Personal essay or short story, or combination thereof.
First Prize: $30,000 Creative Writing Scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy Boarding High School for the 2013-2014 academic year and publication in the Interlochen Review.
Contests ending 12/17
Up to 1,500 words
Entry Fee: $20.00
First Prize: $3,000, publication in Writer's Digest, paid trip to NYC Writer's Digest conference, and other publications.
Contests closing 12/31
Entry Fee: £5 for one story, £8 for two stories (payable by Paypal)
First Prize: £300 plus publication in Words with JAM
For this flash fiction writing prompt, write a story about two characters having a serious conversation in an unusual, ironic or incongruent context.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
For today's flash fiction writing prompt, write about something that was a certain way, but then changed drastically. You can either be influenced by time, as with the change of seasons, by an actual disaster, or by something totally different.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
For today's story writing prompt, use two items from this picture to define someone's job or predominant situation. Will you choose to write a piece of military flash fiction using the cap and a tie tack, or will you write about an unconventional osteopath, with perhaps the skull and a pair of wacky shades? Good luck and happy Tuesday!
Monday, November 26, 2012
A stick bug is, as you may expect, a bug that looks like a stick. It hangs around on trees, hoping to blend in and not be noticed, at least by predators.
For today's flash fiction writing prompt, write a story about a character who's trying to blend in.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Sometimes rivers flow as a powerful, raging whole; sometimes smaller, gentler tributaries split off from the main river. Write a story about a character that is split in two different directions, either spiritually, emotionally or in physical demands on their time or presence.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Today in history, New Jersey was the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
Write a story about someone who has a right violated, or someone in another country that doesn't have one of these rights. For your convenience...the Bill of Rights: