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Each month writers are given a prompt and asked to write a 53-word story.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 12 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 15 February 2023 11:59 PM EST (in 7 days, 4 hours). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionExactly 53 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown NoText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2023
Last Checked: 05 Feb 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 Sep 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 12 Dec 2013

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