The Golden Key Flash Fiction Open, Judged by Karin Tidbeck

Updated September 16, 2014: Thank you for entering The Golden Key Flash Fiction Open! The entry period for the contest has ended. The winner will be announced by November 2014.

The Golden Key is delighted to announce our first-ever flash fiction contest, judged by Karin Tidbeck. The winner will receive $200 and publication in our 6th issue (Spring/Summer 2015). As each issue is themed to be inspired by an “object” that might come out of the little iron chest, the subject of the winning story will also determine the theme for Issue 6.

We will be accepting submissions of flash fiction (up to 500 words) between July 15 and September 15. The fee for entry is $5 for one piece, or $7 for two. You may submit as many entries as you like; each submission should be accompanied by its own entry fee. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, provided you let us know immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere—unfortunately, we are unable to refund the entry fee for submissions that are withdrawn. Entry fee donations go directly into the fund we are raising to pay writers. The winner will be announced November 1.

Judge

Karin Tidbeck is the author of the collection Jagganath, recipient of the 2013 Crawford Memorial Award. She is a graduate of the Clarion Writer’s Workshop, and her work has been published in both Swedish and English, in journals such as Unstuck, Weird Tales, Tor.com, and Lightspeed.

Asked what she would like to see in fiction, she said, “I like stories that take risks, stories that pull me out of my comfort zone. I’m not particular about genre or format; I care about heart and vision.”

Entry Rules

Updated September 16, 2014: Thank you for entering The Golden Key Flash Fiction Open! The entry period for the contest has ended. The winner will be announced by November 2014.

1) Donate $5 (for a single entry) or $7 (for two entries) via PayPal.
2) Submit via email to submissions[at]whatwonderfulthings[dot]net with your title(s) in the subject line. This is what your submission should look like:

  • No cover letter required! Names, emails, and other identifying details will be removed. Entries will be copied and pasted into a document for blind judging.
  • Copy and paste your submission into the body of the email. No attachments, please.
  • Make sure you include your PayPal transaction ID number in the email. Entry submissions without a PayPal transaction ID number are incomplete and will be disqualified.

Entry Period

The entry period for The Golden Key Flash Fiction Open is July 15, 2014 to September 15, 2014.

Illustration

The poster art for the Flash Fiction Open was created by the supremely talented F. Lee. See more of F. Lee’s work here: Portfolio, store, and on Twitter @FleeCentaur.

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