Writing Contests

IMG_8799Prompt: CONCEALMENT
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 300 words, excluding title
Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
Submissions: email to
brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com

Prizes:
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize
Judge: Charles Rammelkamp
For details, click HERE.


IMG_7933Prompt: the dubash
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 500 words, excluding title
Deadline: JUNE 15, 2017 (WINNERS!)
Submissions: email to
brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com

Prizes:
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize
Judge: KJ Hannah Greenberg
For details, click HERE


img_5254Prompt: Overseas Travel

No Entry Fee
Word limit: 300 words, excluding title
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2017 (WINNERS!)
Submissions: email to
brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com

Prizes:
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize

Judge: Kirby Wright

For details, click HERE


img_8981Prompt: “AFTERMATH”
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 500 words, excluding title
Deadline: JANUARY 15, 2017 (WINNERS!)
Submissions: email to
brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com

Prizes:
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize
Judge: Dr. Abigail Favale
For details, click HERE


IMG_1386Prompt: “It Came in the Mail”
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 500 words, excluding title
Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 (WINNERS!)
Submissions: email to
brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com

Prizes:
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize
Judge: Paul Beckman
For details, click HERE


IMG_8908Second Anniversary Writing Contest
Theme: No Theme

No Entry Fee
Word limit: 750 words, excluding title
Deadline: JUNE 15, 2016 (WINNERS!)
Submissions: email to
brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com
Prizes:
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize
Judge: Ty Spencer Vossler
For details, click HERE


IMG_4227Springtime Fiction Writing Contest
Theme: The Future
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 500 – 750 words, excluding title
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2016 (WINNERS!)
Submissions: email to
brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com

Prizes:
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize
For details, click HERE


Science Fiction Writing Contest
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 750
Deadline: JANUARY 15, 2016 (WINNERS!)
Submissions: email to
brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com

Prizes:
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize
For details, click HERE


IMG_5497September Freestyle Writing Contest
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 600
Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 (WINNERS!)
Submissions: email to
brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com

Prizes: 
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize
For details, click HERE


IMG_5298_1 Theme: EQUALITY
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 300
Deadline: JUNE 15, 2015 (WINNERS!)
Submissions: email to brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com
Judge: Liz Nugent, Author of Unravelling Oliver
liznugent.ie
Prizes: 
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize


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For a larger version, click the photo!

PHOTO PROMPT WRITING CONTEST
Submit the best story inspired by this photo and win 100 euro (or the equivalent in your currency).
No Entry Fee
Unlimited Entries
Word limit: 1,000

Deadline: March 15, 2015 (WINNERS!)
Submissions: email to brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com

Winner to be selected by writer/photographer Laurie Scavo.


IMG_2967Theme: Life is Good
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 300
Deadline: January 15, 2015 (WINNERS!)
Submissions: email to brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com

Prizes: 
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize


IMG_3677FINISH THE STORY CONTEST

Provide the best ending for the story below and win 20 euro (or the equivalent in your currency) via PayPal. Second place wins 10 euro; Third Place, 5 euro.

Deadline: 15 September 2014 (WINNERS!)

Total Word Limit for the completed story: 300

Winners will be published in 30 September edition of Brilliant Flash Fiction.

Chicken Soup Ice Cream
She met him at an international student exchange.
He was German—not her first choice. But he was dark and subdued, unlike the Brazilians who talked too much and ran their eyes over every woman in the room.
“Hello. I’m Sharon,” she said.
He stood up. “My name is Hans.”
They drank plastic cups of fruit punch and communicated in simple English phrases until it was time to go, and then Hans grew agitated.
“Will you … can I … “ he began, fighting the language.
“All right,” Sharon said.
She wanted to see a movie but his English wasn’t good enough.
They went for ice cream instead.
“In Germany,” he said, “We have an ice cream shop that sells every flavor in the world … even chicken soup ice cream.”

81 comments

  1. Thank you for that list! Would love to add one more to it:

    Write a Book, Rewrite Your Life Contest – Win $100
    According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. In honor of our upcoming Rewrite Your Life workshop in San Francisco, we’re asking how you how your life would be better if you wrote your book Write a letter from your future self, maximum 300 words, describing how your life has changed now that you’ve written that book you’re meant to write.

    Include items such as describing:
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    –the best part about having that book written
    –the kind of support you got to help you write the book
    –the ways your life has gotten better since you wrote the book

    Email that letter to us at support@womenwellnessretreats.com before midnight CST on April 5, 2017. Your entry qualifies you for a chance to win $100 cash and $100 off your dream writing retreat! Full instructions available here: https://womenwellnessretreats.com/contest.

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