Guest Blogger: Meagan Briggs
Show us your flash fiction skills.
Splickety Prime is hosting a nano fiction contest, and we want your entries. In 100 words or less, write a story that encompasses our holiday theme (see below) and meets the flash fiction criteria outlined in yesterday’s post entitled, “The Flash Fiction Challenge.”
The winner will receive a one-year subscription to Splickety Prime and will be published in Prime’s December issue alongside award-winning author(and Books & Such client) DiAnn Mills, who will also serve as contest judge. The top ten finalists will get a free digital issue.
And those finalists will be announced to you here, on the Books & Such blog.
Theme: Merry Everything. Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and we want stories that warm the heart like hot cocoa after a snowstorm. This Christmas list is by no means complete, but here are a few of my favorite things: Silver bells, sleigh rides, snowball fights, surfer Santas, blizzards, the perfect gift, a Christmas card stamped “returned to sender.” Our wish list is for stories that make us feel the Christmas spirit, alive and well.
Deadline: October 5, 2015
Write those 100 words in a flash! The contest is limited to the first fifty entries.
Submit your 100-word story to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying in the subject line “B&S nano fiction contest.” Please send your entry as an attachment, double spaced, with your contact details (including phone number) in the top left corner of the document. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
Can’t wait to read your fabulous flash fiction.
Join the flash fiction contest–if you can write a short story in 100 words. Click to tweet.
Meagan Briggs is the editor or Splickety Prime, a quarterly magazine which specializes in flash fiction. Her optometrist has never diagnosed it, but she sees the world differently from how it really is. The only cure Meagan has found is to write down every what-if and give it a story. She’s not considering any other remedies.