Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Weekly Online Flash Fiction Contests

So I’ve been working on compiling a list of the fun, free Flash Fiction contests I have come across over the past couple of weeks. Below is the list of contests that run every week. More info can be found at the link/blog of each contest. You can follow the authors/holders of these contests on Twitter to get updates as well.
I’ll be adding more whenever I can and keep you posted.

*If you hold a weekly/monthly 'free' online contest, please reply to this post with the link and details so I can add you to the list.



Prompt varies. Prize is e-badge, personalized winner’s page, and feature in “Sixty Seconds” post the following Wednesday. Possible feature in Monday “Flash Points” post.

100 words exactly and up to 2 entries per person (posted separately). (not working now)

Picture prompt and up to 100 words.

Starts Friday, ends Sunday. The Challenge: 1 song, 60 hours, 500 words.


145-155 words. Starts Saturday and ends Monday.


Cara Michaels' Race the Date: http://www.caramichaels.com/defiantlyliterate 
The challenge runs for 26 hours, from 0500 EST on Monday until 0700 EST Tuesday. Prompts are inspired by the different time zones. Word count: min. 100, max. 300 words. 

Monday Mixer http://www.jeffreyhollar.com/p/monday-mixer.html

Hosts two challenges: a weekday challenge and a weekend challenge. Check the instructions for further details. 33-333 words.


Write up to a 500-word story using the provided opening sentence (includes an optional challenge).

The prompt will be a song.  A link to either a video or audio file will be posted each Tuesday. Challenge runs Tuesday through Thursday. Word count range: 300-700 words (no less than 300, no more than 700).


VisDare – The Visual Dare contest is a weekly picture-prompt challenge, where writers can exercise their pens. The challenge is to write a story in 150 words or less. http://anonymouslegacy.blogspot.com/

Jezri’s 55-Word Challenge http://www.lisamccourthollar.com/
55 words or less. Posted Wednesday and ends on Thursday.


Five-Sentence Fiction (5SF) is “about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week there will be a one-word inspiration. Anyone wishing to participate will write a five-sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.

Thrush Thursday: 100-250 words

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