Stories of the Stars: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Flash Fiction Contest

Whether it’s reading or writing it, I adore a finely-crafted flash fiction story. What do I love about them? Every word counts. There’s no room for flowery descriptions, unnecessary dialogue, or extraneous characters. And flash fiction that’s speculative in nature? I only wish there was more of it out there.

So what better way to promote flash fiction than to host a contest?

I’ve joined forces with fellow spec-fic writer and blogger, Sheri Yutzy, to organise Stories of the Stars Sci-fi and Fantasy Flash Fiction Contest.

We’ve got some great prizes lined up:

1st place:

Havok July

2nd place:

Submission instructions:

Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2017

Submit to: sheri.yutzy@gmail.com

Length: 700-1000 words

Genre: Speculative fiction

Theme: Stars—your story must mention stars in some way.

Submit your story as a separate document. Please include the title of your piece, your name, and contact information in the heading of your document. If your story does not fall within the speculative fiction genre, it will be disqualified.

  • No excessive violence or language
  • No erotica

Winners will be announced November 3rd

What are you waiting for?

Get writing!


Jebraun-Clifford-LR-3

Jebraun Clifford always wanted to step through a door into an imaginary kingdom, so it’s no surprise she now calls Middle Earth home. Too short to be an elf and too tall to be a Hobbit, she lives in a gorgeous town smack-dab in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island filled with thermal activity, stunning lakes, and enough Redwoods to make her Californian heart swoon. Her unpublished YA fantasy, The Two Queens of Kyrie, won both the American Christian Fiction Writer’s 2015 First Impressions contest and the 2016 Genesis contest. She loves coffee, tree ferns, dark chocolate, and Jesus, and harbours a secret penchant for British spelling.

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