WOW! Women On Writing: Spring 2011 Flash Fiction Contest

The fine folks over at WOW! Women on Writing, are holding their Spring 2011 Flash Fiction Contest - and the guest agent judging this seasons contest? None other than fabulous Sarah LaPolla from Curtis Brown! Sarah is interested in literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, science fiction, literary horror, and young adult fiction - so if you write within any of these genres and are interested in getting your scribbles in front of Sarah, here's your chance!

Per the WOW! website, most of the details are below - there's a link at the bottom for contest rules and specifics, as well.

So, won't you join me in what is sure to be an amazing contest? Come on, it'll be fun!


WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. 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 (upper right hand corner) and the flavor of our sponsor, 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!


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.

Click to Download the SPRING 2011 FLASH FICTION Contest Terms & Conditions PDF


SPRING: March - May 31st, Midnight (Pacific Time) - NOW OPEN! 

ENTRY FEE: $10.00

This is not a reading fee. Entry fees are used to award our 20 winners as well as administrative costs.

We are limiting the number of entries to a maximum of 300 stories. Please enter early to ensure inclusionIf we reach 300 entries, we will disable the PayPal buttons.

Entry with Critique: $20.00

ADDITIONAL OPTION: Due to popular demand, we now have two options for your entry. For an additional $10.00 you can purchase a critique of your contest entry.