The Flash Fiction Challenge 2017 is underway!  Click on the links below to view the participating writers, assignments, and results:

 

Challenge #1: Assignments / Results

Challenge #2: Assignments

 

 

The Flash Fiction Challenge is a competition that challenges writers around the world to create short stories (1,000 words max.) based on genre, location, and object assignments. Each writer will participate in at least 2 writing challenges and as many as 4 depending on how well they place in each challenge.  When the competition begins, writers are placed in groups where they will be judged against other writers within their same group.  Each group receives its own unique genre, location, and object assignments (see past examples here).  After 2 challenges, the top 5 writers that score the highest advance to the next challenge.  In Challenge #3, writers are placed in new groups and given a new genre, location, and object assignment.  The top 4 writers from each of the groups in Challenge #3 advance to the fourth and final challenge of the competition where they are given the final genre, location, and object assignment and compete for thousands in cash and prizes.  Sound like fun?  Join the competition below or click here for a more detailed description of how the competition works.  Good luck writers!

 

Registration is now closed.  Make sure to join our mailing list so you are the first to know about our next competition announcement.  Good luck to all the participants!

 

 Official Rules and Participation Agreement

 

 

  Final Entry Deadline: 9PM EST on July 14, 2017
  Challenge #1: July 14-16, 2017
  Challenge #2: September 15-17, 2017
Challenge #3: November 10-12, 2017
Challenge #4: December 15-17, 2017

 

 

Not only does every writer receive feedback from the judges for every story that is submitted, but a special review forum is available for the participants to submit their stories for review from fellow writers throughout the competition.  During the last Flash Fiction Challenge, there were nearly 14,000 comments made on the 850+ stories shared on the forum.  Click here to visit the forums.

 

 

 
Dawn F.
Indianapolis, USA
“That was exciting! Nothing like a tight deadline to get the creative juices flowing.”
     
 
Fiona Y.
San Diego, USA
“What an exciting opportunity. When you've got such a tight box to fit your story into, you become exquisitely aware of each word. Great fun.”
     
 
Katie P.
Pittsburgh, USA
“I feel like I just finished a marathon! What a rush!” 
     
 
Mary-Ellen Q.
Sydney, Australia
“Yay! I just submitted my NYC Flash Fiction entry for Round 1! I had an enormous amount of fun writing it. Best of luck to everyone in the competition.”
     
 
Ted B.
Santa Rosa, CA
“Yikes. 1,000 words comes up quick. So does 48 hours. Definitely reached a point where I knew I had to leave out so much that I had envisioned. Once I finished writing the ending I was able to go back and cut some dead weight so that I could slip in some explanatory details. Then I had to cut some more to get back to 1,000 words. On the nose. Submitted with maybe a minute or two to spare. What a rush!”
 
Catherine B.
Woodland, USA
“First draft 1482 words! Yikes! 5 drafts later, 984 words! Hurray! My first horror story.”
     

 

 

 

  

  

 

 





 



 

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