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WOW! Flash Fiction Writing Contests 2012

Article by Caren Kennedy © 7 February 2012.
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WOW! Women on Writing ezine host a  flash fiction writing contest every three months and I quote … 

… the mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season Elise Capron if you are serious about winning. We love creativity, originality, and light-hearted reads. That’s not to say that our guest judge will feel the same… so go wild! Express yourself, and most of all, let’s have some fun!

WORD COUNT:   Maximum: 750      Minimum: 250

The title is not to be counted in your word count. We use MS Word’s word count to determine the submitted entry’s word count.


That’s right, this is your chance to shine, and get creative. You can write about anything, as long as it’s within the word count and fiction. So, dig out those stories you started way back when and tailor them to the word count. We’re open to any style and genre. From horror to romance! So, get creative, and most of all, have fun.


WINTER: December – February 29th, Midnight (Pacific Time) –NOW OPEN!

SPRING: March – May 31st, Midnight (Pacific Time) – PENDING

SUMMER: June – August 31st, Midnight (Pacific Time) – PENDING

ENTRY FEE:   $10

MORE INFORMATION:   http://www.wow.womenonwriting.com/contest.php

PREVIOUS WINNERS:    http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/48-FE1-Fall11Contest.html


What are you waiting for?  Number of entries are limited to a maximum of 300 stories.  Go, go, go!   But don’t forget to hop back and let me know how you got on, yes?

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CAREN KENNEDY runs writing.ie's Word Play blog and is the creator of a television series currently in pre-production with Warner Bros TV and co-author of Fake Alibis (BenBella Books, 2009). As well as being a regular contributor to Journal.ie, publishing credits include local, national and international publications. In conjunction with The Inkwell Group, Caren also gives one-to-one mentoring on how to begin writing for television in her online course: http://www.inkwellwriters.ie/workshops/writing-tv-treatments. She is represented in the US by Vamnation Entertainment and TriadaUS Literary Agency.

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