Announcing the Summer 2018 Flash Fiction Contest!


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Midwestern Gothic Summer Flash Fiction Series 2018

We’re thrilled to announce our annual Flash Fiction Series for summer 2018! (You can read our winners from 2015, 2016, and 2017 here.)

What is it? This is a collaboration between photography and writing. We’ll supply a compelling image from our photo archive, and invite writers to respond by writing short fiction inspired by the photo of up to 500 words. Each image will stay up for about one week and the top two entries (winner and runner-up) we feel best represent the photo in question will be published on the Midwestern Gothic website.

We will be doing this throughout the summer—which nets out to (3) rounds of images (three submission periods). Round 1 starts on Monday 7/9, when the first prompt will be posted via blog and social media. The due date for the first round will be Saturday 7/14 (before midnight EST).

A full list of guidelines, as well the contest schedule, can be found here (the main contest page). Winners will be posted (and linked to) on this page as well.

We hope you’ll think about submitting, and we look forward to reading your work!

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