Apparition Lit Flash Fiction Contest
Apparition Lit

We want succinct speculative stories. Flex your writing muscles and send us flash fiction.

Each month Apparition Lit holds a flash fiction contest. We’ll be looking for stories that meet our monthly theme, which will be a word, saying, or image. Flash fiction should be a complete story, not an excerpt of a larger work. If you aren’t sure how to write a flash piece, check out the write-up at Writer’s Digest.

DO NOT SUBMIT! This market is temporarily closed.

Market Submission Schedule
  • "The lilies on the table" Theme - May 1, 2018 thru May 15, 2018 (Begins 4 days from now)
  • "Posthumous" Theme - Jun 1, 2018 thru Jun 15, 2018 (Begins 35 days from now)
  • "Follow the light" Theme - Jul 1, 2018 thru Jul 15, 2018 (Begins 65 days from now)
  • "Parasites" Theme - Aug 1, 2018 thru Aug 15, 2018 (Begins 96 days from now)
  • "Emily Dickinson’s Because I could Not Stop for Death" Theme - Sep 1, 2018 thru Sep 15, 2018 (Begins 127 days from now)
  • "You can see the bone" Theme - Oct 1, 2018 thru Oct 15, 2018 (Begins 157 days from now)
  • "Security" Theme - Nov 1, 2018 thru Nov 15, 2018 (Begins 188 days from now)
  • "The final problem" Theme - Dec 1, 2018 thru Dec 15, 2018 (Begins 218 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

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