Saturday, April 1, 2017

Flash Fiction Competition: District Lit

Founded in 2012, District Lit is an online journal based in DC, MD, and VA. We have some exciting opportunities for writers we would like to announce.

Spring 2017 Flash Fiction Contest
About the Contest

We are hosting an inaugural flash fiction contest. The first place flash fiction story will appear on District Lit’s website. The winner will receive $200, publication, and a copy of the judge’s book. The second and third place finalists will receive a copy of the judge's book and possible publication in District Lit.

Contest Deadlines and Fee

Submissions will be accepted March 1 – May 1, 2017. All submissions must include a $5.00 reading fee. The winner will be announced late summer 2017.

Submission Guidelines

Each submission must be 750 words or less and submitted through Submittable. Multiple entries are accepted, but each entry requires a separate reading fee. Your name should not appear anywhere on your submission. Any identifiable information will automatically disqualify your story from consideration.

Guest Judge
Santino Prinzi will judge. Prinzi is the Co-Director of National Flash Fiction Day in the UK, the Flash Fiction Editor of Firefly Magazine, a First Reader for Vestal Review, and a reviewer of flash fiction collections for Bath Flash Fiction Award. His debut flash fiction collection, Dots and other flashes of perception, is available from The Nottingham Review Press. His short stories, flash fiction, and prose poetry have been published or is forthcoming in various places, such as Great Jones Street, Litro Online, The Nottingham Review, Ink Sweat and Tears, CHEAP POP and Flash Frontier. To find out more follow him on Twitter (@tinoprinzi) or visit his website. Family, colleagues, and students of the judge are ineligible to win. 

Please submit your work here.

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