Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Saturday Writers' Flash Fiction Contest

Today's forecast for St. Peters: Chance of flurries, high 39 degrees but frigid tonight.

It's that time of the year again. The Missouri Writers' Guild is hosting its annual conference and awards in April, and the Saturday Writers chapter is sponsoring a Flash Fiction Contest. I'm this year's flash fiction category contest chair, so I'm trying to encourage all eligible writers I know to enter--and maybe win!

This year's flash fiction category is 21C. Saturday Writers presents Flash Fiction. To enter, send your fiction from 99-500 words. Entries may be published or unpublished. No excessive gore or violence.

Things you should know about the FLASH FICTION CONTEST (Category 21c):
1. Category is open to all Missouri Writers' Guild members (whose dues were paid by Dec 31), MWG chapter members (whose dues are current), or anyone attending the MWG conference who has paid her/his attendance fee by Feb 6. MWG membership or chapter membership must be paid and up-to-date.
2. Saturday Writers FLASH FICTION contest entries (Category 21c) may be published or unpublished.
3. The contest judge will be an outside judge (not a current member of Saturday Writers), so all Saturday Writers are eligible to enter.
4. Materials submitted for the contest will not be returned.
5. Entry Fees: Send check or money order for $5, payable to Saturday Writers.
6. Only one entry per category.
7. Entry must be submitted no later than February 6 (postmark).
8. If we do not receive at least 12 entries, the category may be canceled, and the entry fees will be returned.

Send to: Saturday Writers Flash Fiction Contest, c/o Donna Volkenannt, 32 Country Crossing Estates Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376.

AWARDS: First place prize of $25 and a certificate, a second place prize of $15 and a certificate, and a third place prize of $10 and a certificate. Honorable mention certificates may be awarded.

The Flash Fiction contest is one of several categories from MWG, to find out about other categories, visit and click on Contests.

Wishing you good writing and good luck!


  1. Thanks for the reminder! Maybe this will help get the creative juices flowing!

  2. Hey Pat,
    You should enter. It's a fun contest, and with a 500-word limit it shouldn't take too much time to write--although revising is usually the time-consuming part. Anyway, I would but I'm the contest chair, so I'm going to check out some of the other categories.


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