Pikes Peak Branch of the
National League of American Pen Women
Annual Pikes Peak Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest
January 15-April 30, 2017
WINNERS ANNOUNCED! Go to Flash Fiction Winners
This contest is open to everyone. You do not need to be a Colorado resident
nor an NLAPW member to submit. Men and teens are welcome.
All genres are encouraged, but no poetry. Multiple submissions are acceptable.
Entry fee is $15 for the first submission and $10 for subsequent submissions. There is an extra $15 for each requested critique, written by a published author.
What is flash fiction?
Flash fiction, unlike a vignette, often contains the classic story elements: protagonist, conflict, obstacles or complications, and resolution. However, unlike a traditional short story, the limited word length often forces some of these elements to remain unwritten – that is, hinted at or implied in the written storyline. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_fiction
Hint: Read past winners for examples.
We challenge writers to tell a complete short story using no more than one hundred words. Entries MUST be narrative in form and pertain to this year’s theme: