Writers’ Morning Out is now accepting submissions for the twelfth annual Ultra-Flash Fiction contest. This year, for the second time, the contest will have two divisions: one-syllable and multi-syllable.

 

The one-syllable UFF Contest was conceived by Al Manning to encourage writers to proofread. The contests rules also encourage writers to read and follow guidelines when submitting. Publishers and agents assume writers who cannot follow guidelines, can’t follow instructions and thus will be hard to work with. Who wants to work with someone difficult?

 

So, follow the guidelines!  Use guidelines as a checklist before clicking the submit button.  Submissions to the UUF contests that do not follow the guidelines listed below will be rejected.

Ultra Flash Fiction one-syllable submission guidelines:

  1. Submission Period:  July 1 through July 31, 2021.
  2. Genre is any type of fiction.
  3. Open to WMO & NCWN members.
  4. Manuscripts must be no longer than 300 words, including the title, as calculated by Microsoft Word.
  5. Words must be only one syllable long, as defined by the How Many Syllables website.
  6. Manuscripts must have one-inch margins, be double-spaced, and use 12pt Times New Roman
  7. Manuscripts must be emailed to Carol Phillips as .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachments. No PDFs.
  8. Manuscripts must not contain author’s name or contact information.
  9. Author’s name, manuscript title, word count, and email address must be in body of email.
  10. Email subject line must be in the format: UFF  1-Syllable: [Title of work].

Ultra Flash Fiction multi-syllable submission guidelines:

  1. Submission Period:  July 1 through July 31, 2021.
  2. Genre is any type of fiction.
  3. Open to WMO members.
  4. Manuscripts must be no longer than 300 words, including the title, as calculated by Microsoft Word.
  5. Manuscripts must have one-inch margins, be double-.spaced, and use 12pt Times New Roman
  6. Manuscripts must be emailed to Carol Phillips as .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachments. No PDFs.
  7. Manuscripts must not have author’s name or contact information.
  8. Author’s name, manuscript title, word count, and email address must be in body of email.
  9. Email subject line must be in the format: UFF: [Title of work]

 

By submitting an entry, you are assumed to be granting Writers’ Morning Out one-time reprint rights. If you do not wish your winning entry to be so posted, let us know.

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