11th Annual Flash Fiction Contest 2016

Publish Date: Aug 04, 2016

Deadline: Aug 15, 2016


Once again Ligonier Valley Writers is holding a Flash Fiction Contest that awards cash prizes and charges NO entry fee. The deadline for submissions is the stroke of midnight on August 15, 2016.

As always, authors of the winning entries will be invited to read their stories aloud at various venues during the Halloween season. Winning stories will also be published at LVW’s website. Because these are Halloween stories, topics in past years have ranged from ghosts to dragons to spooky/scary places. This year's topic is triskadekaphobia and/or – philia: a fear of or fondness for the number 13. Let your imagination run wild. Flash fiction means that the story must be less than 1,000 words long. And please, no poetry.

To save a few trees, please submit electronically.

Paste your story into the body of an email and send it to Ed Kelemen at ed.kel@verizon.net. Attachments will not be opened. The subject line must read Flash Fiction Entry.” Include a short bio (maximum 150 words) with your story.


The first prize winner will receive $50, second prize $25, and third prize $15. There will also be three honorable mentions, which will not receive cash prizes but will be published and read aloud with the other winners.

All six winning entries will also receive a one-year complimentary membership in Ligonier Valley Writers.  This permits them to attend most LVW events free or at reduced prices.

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