short-shorts

Spring Story Contest

Narrative
Entry Fee: 
$27
Deadline: 
July 31, 2022
A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a work of fiction or creative nonfiction of up to 15,000 words with a $27 entry fee by July 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Flash Fiction Contest

Gemini Magazine
Entry Fee: 
$7
Deadline: 
August 31, 2022
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gemini Magazine is given annually for a short short story. The editors will judge. Submit a story of up to 1,000 words with a $7 entry fee by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Barthelme Prize for Short Prose

Gulf Coast
Entry Fee: 
$26
Deadline: 
August 31, 2022
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given annually for a short work of prose. Submit a prose poem, a work of flash fiction, or a micro essay of up to 500 words with a $26 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by August 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Flash Fiction Prize

Fish Publishing
Entry Fee: 
$16
Deadline: 
February 28, 2022
A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,164) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short short story. The winner is also invited to give a reading at the West Cork Literary Festival in July 2022. Tracey Slaughter will judge. Submit a story of up to 300 words with a €14 (approximately $16) entry fee for online entries or €16 (approximately $19) for postal entries by February 28. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

An Interview With Fiction Writer Robert Olen Butler

by
Ken Gordon
9.29.06

Earlier this month Chronicle Books published Severance, a book of extremely short stories, each told from the point of view of a person who has been decapitated. Nicole Brown Simpson, John the Baptist, and Cicero are among the narrators. But Severance isn’t the work of some drooling, maniacal scribbler. In fact, the author, Robert Olen Butler, has published over a dozen books of fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection, A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain (Henry Holt, 1992).

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