Monday, August 17, 2015
Two Open Contests for Both Flash Fiction and Flash Nonfiction
How to Write Short is Roy Peter Clark's well-reviewed book about how to master the craft of writing a short piece. The fact that there is an entire book about it tells us that short does not equal easy. For me it's tougher, but very rewarding.
(I like that pencil-in-the-bullseye image.)
Interested in a contest? Here are two open right now:
Gulf Coast's Barthelme Prize for Short Prose
"Open to prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer." Judged by Steve Almond. Monetary prizes. Deadline: August 31, 2015. More info here.
"Seeking interesting, compelling fiction and nonfiction prose - in 750 words or fewer. Lyric essays, prose poems, short essays, vignettes - send us your best, most dazzling short form prose. Please feel free to include original photography or art." $7 entry fee. Judged by David Gates. Deadline: September 1, 2015. More info here.
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