Monday, May 14, 2012

Contest Circuit - Flash Fiction Contests

First, Brenda Novak's Annual Auction for the Cure of Diabetes 2012 is running through May 31. Some agents, editors and critiquers have donated prizes that are worth looking at and possibly bidding on while supporting a fabulous cause. There is a section labeled "For Writers" specifically.

The Writer's Voice judges are also hosting another agent judged contest called "The Writer's Voice Twitter Pitch." The contest runs on May 24 and will be judged by Literary Agents Vickie Motter of Andrea Hurst Literary Management and John M. Cusick of Scott Treimel NY.

Now, for some fun, ongoing Flash Fiction contests with varying prizes - mostly for pride and bragging rights. Let's face it - we all need a dose of both every now and again.

Wakefield Mahon: Books, Poems, Music and Videos hosts Motivation Mondays. Write 500 words to a prompt. Winners judge the following week's contest.

As mentioned last week, WOW! Women on Writing is holding a Flash Fiction contest hosted by Literary Agent Regina Brooks. $10 entry fee with fun cash prizes. These contests are hosted quarterly (every 3 months). Deadline is May 31.

Jezri's Nightmares hosts a 55 Word Challenge on Wednesdays. Winners get $5.00 to Amazon and...pride.

Jen DeSantis hosts Friday Picture Show Flash Fiction contests. Entries are 100 words exactly. Winners judge the following week's contest. She also encourages the judges to spread the word about each week's winners.

Nicole Wolverton hosts a 5 Minute Fiction contests every Tuesday at 8:30pm EST.

Jessa Russo hosts Flash Fiction Fridays. Entries are between 50-350 words. Winners get bragging rights.

If you know of any other Flash Fiction contests that are ongoing, please feel free to leave in the comments section!

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