We want to share your stories about your publishing journey and your writing life here. Write to entertain, to enlighten, and to advise (but not preach). Write to share your gratitude, amazement, and disbelief.

Share the good, the bad, and the silly, but don’t share them all in one submission. Think of a blog post or a short-short story. No epics.

No fiction here. These are real-life stories ranging from 250 to 750 words. Less is more. Make your point clearly and move on. 

Who knows what your experience might inspire?

New submissions will be added quarterly. Send through Submittable,  <!-- Link to the Writer Advice submission manager. --->

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$6 submission fee covers our time, possible editing, and the decision-making process.

You get a credit for your resume plus a brief bio and the satisfaction of sharing your experience Sorry that we do not have the income to pay you at this time.

 

Ends on June 1, 2018$15.50 - 15.50
$15.50 - 15.50

Writer Advice, http://www.writeradvice.com/ , is seeking flash fiction. 

Intrigue us. Provoke us. Surprise us. Make us say, “Wow!” 

We are looking for pieces that are 750 words are less. All participants receive feedback from me and finalists receive responses from all judges.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2018.

Former winners will judge. Check back to learn their names.

Prizes:  First Place     $160

              Second Place  $80

              Third Place       $40

Perks: Gratitude, a credit for your resume, something to brag about in cover letters, and publication in the summer issue.

 FOR BEST RESULTS:    

1.     Include your title, your name and contact information, including an e-mail address, in the cover letter. Put the title but no other identifying information on the manuscript.

2.     Since we judge these anonymously, you don’t need a cover letter than includes more than your contact information. If you are a finalist, we’ll ask for a bio.

3.     Please double -space your submissions. We prefer Helvetica or Verdana or Ariel, because they are easiest to read, and we prefer 14 point font, but we can make these changes. 

4.     Simultaneously submitted pieces are fine, but please tell us immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.

5.     You own the copyright. If we publish your work, the rights return to you after 90 days and you are free to reprint it elsewhere. Please credit Writer Advice as the original publisher.

6.     Previously published pieces are fine as long as you own the copyright, but we reserve the right to have our own opinions. 

7.    We prefer stand-alone pieces. If you have a stand-alone piece of 750 words or less within a work of fiction, you may submit it. We don’t recommend that you pare it down to comply with the word limit. You’ll be unhappy if we notice that things are missing. Not every piece of writing fits every contest.

PLEASE submit all entries through Submittable.

You may enter up to 3 stories but each must be a separate submission with a separate fee.

Barring unforeseen Acts of God, names of all winners will be announced in the summer issue (July-Sept) issue of Writer Advice.

Questions, but not submissions, go to Lgood67334 AT comcast DOT net. We look forward to reading your work.