In celebration of National Short Story Month , the arts and culture website Flavorwire has announced the launch of its first-ever short fiction contest . The winner will receive $500 and publication on the Flavorwire website.
Fiction writers may submit a previously unpublished story of up to five thousand words by e-mail (in the body of a message, not as an attachment) along with a brief author biography and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org  by Friday, May 17. There is no entry fee.
Flavorwire literary editor Emily Temple  will judge, and the winner will be announced on May 24. The winning story and a selection of honorable mentions will be published on the website during the final week of May.
For more information about Flavorwire or the short fiction contest, visit the website—and while you’re there, check out eight fascinating stories behind classic book titles .