Contest: Writer Advice's Flash Prose (Deadline April 10)



WriterAdvice is searching for flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction that grabs, surprises, and mesmerizes readers in fewer than 750 words. If you have a complete story with a strong theme, sharp images, a solid structure, and an unexpected discovery, please submit it to the WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest.

If you don't have one yet, see if you can create a story with an immediate and vivid impact.

All entries should be typed and submitted in hard copy, not e-mail, to B. Lynn Goodwin, WriterAdvice, P.O. Box 2665, Danville, CA 94526-4339. Entries must be postmarked by APRIL 10, 2008.

You may enter UP TO THREE pieces. Enclose a $10 check for EACH entry made payable to B. Lynn Goodwin. This will help defray the costs of the contest. If no prizes are awarded, checks will be refunded.

Include a separate cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, current e-mail address, and each story title. Please put the story title, but not your name, at the top of each page. Finalists will be asked to submit a brief biography and an e-mail copy of the story.

Names of all winners will be announced in the July - September issue of WriterAdvice, www.writeradvice.com. Winning stories will run in Writer Advice.

JUDGES: Last year's prizewinners, Daniel F. Rousseau, WC Vasquez, Kay Jordan, and Suzanne LaFetra have been invited to be this year's judges. Read their pieces and biographies by clicking on the Archived Contest Entries.

NOTE--THE PRIZES HAVE GONE UP ALTHOUGH THE ENTRY FEE REMAINS THE SAME. Winning stories will be published in WriterAdvice. In addition, First Place earns $75, Second Place earns $50, Third Place earns $35, and Fourth Place earns $20. Honorable Mentions will also be published. A list of all winners will be posted in the June - July issue of WriterAdvice.

SPECIAL PERK: All entries accompanied by an SASE will be returned with brief comments. An article about last year's contest, called WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T is on the Writing Advice page.

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