Pikes Peak Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc.
Word Sculptures, a Flash Fiction Contest
January 15–April 15, 2019
We challenge writers to tell a complete short story using no more than 500- words.
Entries MUST be narrative in form and rather than adhering to one theme, this year’s stories must contain the following three words:
amber, fire, harmony
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 $20 for the first submission and $15 for subsequent submissions.
An extra $15 for each 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 story line. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_fiction
Hint: Read past winners for examples. http://www.pikespeakpenwomen.com/flash-fiction-winners.html
Ready to enter the contest? Click HERE for submission guidelines.