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Winter Flash Contest

You are a minimalist by nature. Don't need verbiage bogging you down. Story's the main thing, and the fewer the words, the better. So show us what you got and be brief about it!

Note: Open theme. Winter Flash is the title of this contest only, NOT the theme.


Free critique available upon request! Write “free critique” on your entry and provide either a SASE or an email address.                                                        

For optional line edit, enclose $5 per entry, plus SASE with enough postage for returning your story. 

DEADLINE: Postmarked by February 10, 2011. DO NOT SEND BY CERTIFIED MAIL. 

ENTRY FEE: $7 per entry / 3 entries for $20 (3 entries max). Checks payable to The Write Helper.  

PRIZES: 1st Place $100               2nd Place $50               3rd Place $25 

·         Open subject, fiction. (No pornography or gratuitous violence.)
·         Unpublished, original work.
·         500 words or fewer.
·         Standard manuscript formatting.  
·         Contact information upper lefthand corner of page 1 (name, address, email).
·         Mail in 9X12 or larger envelope with sufficient postage to:                    

Winter Flash Contest                                                                   
c/o Amy Harke-Moore
104 Harke Lane
Old Monroe, MO 63369

·         For online entry, paste story in an email AND attach story, also. Include name, title, and contact info and send to Click on appropriate PAY NOW button below. You will be promptly notified that your entry and payment have been received. (Note: Each online entry is an additional $1 for processing fees.) If you would like an optional line edit at $5 per entry, please email us, and we will be happy to arrange this!  

For a list of winners, check our website: the second week of March. Winning entry has the opportunity to be published on our website.

Manuscripts will not be returned

Click here for 1 entry

Click here for 2 entries.

Click here for 3 entries.