As many of you heard, the annual flash fiction contest is back! The guidelines are as follows:
Lafayette College students are invited to submit flash fiction to a contest sponsored by the Department of English. A prize of $100 will be awarded.
Flash fiction is extremely short. Stories must be a maximum of 500 words to be eligible. Titles should be included in the word count.
A maximum of 4 flash fiction pieces may be submitted, double-spaced, each typed on a separate sheet or sheets.
Each submission must be original and unpublished in campus publications or elsewhere, including online. There are no restrictions as to subject matter. Each entry must include a word count at the top.
The writer’s name, email address, campus address and phone number must appear on the accompanying envelope or folder but not on the stories themselves, which will be given anonymously to the judge.
DEADLINE: Entries should be submitted to Ms. Maureen Mulrooney, Department of English, 316 Pardee Hall, no later than noon on Tuesday, October 8.
The winner and honorable mentions will be invited to read their work along with the judge at an event on November 13. This year’s judge, Kate Racculia, is the author of the novels This Must Be the Place and Bellweather Rhapsody, winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award. Her most recent novel, Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, will appear in October 2019.
If you have questions concerning the competition, please contact Professor Lee Upton (email@example.com)
The winners of the contest are automatically added into the LitMag, no separate submission necessary. However, those who submit something for the contest can also submit it by email to us, as the magazine will not be published until the end year – well after the end of the contest – and therefore does not break the rules. So if you win, lose, write something but didn’t enter, or go over the word count, send it our way! We’ll be happy to read it at our staff meetings.