Esquire Short Short Fiction Contest 12

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About

All entries must be seventy-nine words, in honor of Esquire’s seventy-ninth birthday. We’re calling these short short stories Aspens. Ten winners will be flown to New York for a fiction workshop taught by Colum McCann, and a party. Grandprize winner receives a full scholarship for the advanced fiction workshop at Aspen Summer Words.

Esquire Short Short Fiction ContestUnited States

Genres, Styles & Subjects

GGeneral 
 Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
 Subjects:Open to all/most Subjects.

Types & Lengths

FFlash Fictionexactly 79 words

Media & Contest Frequency

PPrint PublicationOne-time publication

Winner's Prize Money (if any)

We do not list prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
FShort fictionP Professional prize (5 or more US cents per word).

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsMultiple SubsSimultaneous Subs
FFiction OK No No No No

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Dates

Date Added:
25 Jun 2012
Last Updated:
02 Sep 2012