Kazka Press Flash Novels Contest 1

A project of Kazka Press (see other related projects)

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions. We provide the following information as an archive.


We love novellas. Love, love, love them–and we think there should be more of them in the world. However, one of our least favorite words is novella. To us, the word signals that the work wanted to be something grander but couldn’t quite get there, like the story ran off the rails and the poor author had no choice but to cut the cord. However, writing comes in all sizes, and some books were meant to be short. We opt for flash novel as the term for these works that hover somewhere between 35,000 and 50,000 words. We think the term fits. Do you have an exciting flash novel in you? We think you do.

Country of Publication

United States



Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Closed

Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Dark Fantasy, Retrofuturism, Slipstream, Urban Fantasy.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Alternate History, Retrofuturism, Slipstream.
Open to all/most Styles.
TypeLength Details
Novella Novella35,000 - 40,000 words.
Novel Novel40,000 - 50,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999) + >= 15% royalties Semi-pro advance (US$200-1999). >= 15% royalties.
OK No No Unknown NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Kazka Press Flash Novels Contest Submission Statistics

More Information is Available to Members: Only the basic information for this listing is currently visible. If you want to learn more about this listing, including submission statistics (average response time, rejection percentage, acceptance percentage, etc.), you need to subscribe. See a sample of what you're missing.


Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 01 Feb 2012

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.