Academy for Teachers Flash Fiction Contest

Submissions are now open for the Academy for Teachers: Stories Out of School Flash Fiction Contest. An award of $1,000 and publication on the Tin House website will be given annually for a flash fiction story that features a protagonist or narrator who is a K–12 teacher. A second-place prize of $500 and publication will also be given. Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed will judge.

Submit a story of six to 749 words via e-mail by September 16. There is no entry fee. The winners will be announced in January 2019. Visit the website for complete submission guidelines.

A joint venture of the Academy for Teachers and Tin House, the Stories Out of School Flash-Fiction Contest was created to “inspire honest, unsentimental stories about teachers and the rich and complex world of schools.” 

(Photo: Cheryl Strayed; Credit: Joni Kabana)