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We want succinct speculative stories. Flex your writing muscles and send us flash fiction. Each month Apparition Lit holds a flash fiction contest. We’ll be looking for previously unpublished stories that reflect the artwork we’ve chose for each month. Flash fiction should be a complete story, not an excerpt of a larger work.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2017

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 12 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 14 February 2023* (approx. 6 days from now). 2
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (May vary).
Theme(s):
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Taskmaster/Would I Lie to You?14 Mar 2023*1
Amazing Race/Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego14 Apr 2023*4
Great British Bake Off/Baking It/Cooking Shows14 May 2023*4
House Hunters/Love it or List It/Extreme Home Makeover/Flippers14 Jun 2023*3
Eurovision/Singing and Talent Competitions14 Jul 2023*0
Alone/Survivor/Naked and Afraid/The Nature of Things14 Aug 2023*1
akeshi’s Castle/Hole in the Wall/Wipeout14 Sep 2023*0
Paranormal Investigators/Ghost Hunters14 Oct 2023*2
Do your worst month (Canada’s Worst Handyman, America’s Ugliest House, Nailed It)14 Nov 2023*3
Terrace House/Big Brother/The Real World14 Dec 2023*1
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No No UnknownText format submissions
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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Feb 2023
Last Checked: 03 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 29 Sep 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 23 Oct 2017

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