Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Flash Fiction Competition: Compass Rose Magazine

Compass Rose Magazine is pleased to announce its inaugural contest in flash fiction. The final judge is Tim Horvath.

Horvath is the author of Circulation, published by sunnyoutside press in 2009, and stories in Conjunctions, Fiction, Alimentum, Puerto del Sol, and various other places. His debut collection, Understories, will be published by Bellevue Literary Press in early 2012. He is an associate prose editor for Camera Obscura, a contributor to the literary/cinema blog Big Other, and teaches creative writing at Chester College of New England and Grub Street, as well as through Turnstyle, an intensive program for high school students. His website is

ALL contest entries must be made via our new submission manager.

Please submit no more than three (3) pieces of no more than 1,000 words between August 1 and November 15, 2011.

The contest fee is $5.

We read our contest entries blind. Please do not put your name or your contact information on the work itself; instead enclose a cover letter with your name, titles of your work, and contact information. Entries that include your name and/or contact information will not be read and fees will not be refunded. No postal submissions, email submissions or previously published work will be accepted. Relatives, friends, students, and colleagues of the judge are not eligible.

The winning entry will be selected in January 2012 and published in Compass Rose Vol. XII in May 2012. A cash award of 50 percent of total entry fees will be paid to the author. A list of finalists will be published at and emailed to all entrants.

We do not accept email submissions, but are happy to answer questions that way. Contact us compass.rose(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

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