2023 Flash Prose Guidelines
Writers’ Morning Out will begin accepting submissions for the thirteenth annual Flash Prose contest on August 1.
Contest rules encourage writers to read and follow guidelines when submitting. Publishers and agents assume writers who cannot follow guidelines will be hard to work with. Who wants to work with someone who’s difficult?
So, follow the guidelines! While numerous, the following guidelines are commonly used, in whole or part, by agents and publishers. Use the guidelines as a checklist before clicking the submit button.
Submissions to the Flash Prose Contest that do not follow the guidelines below will be rejected.
The winner of the Flash Prose contest will be asked to read their work at Writers’ Morning Out in September via Zoom.
The winning submission will be published on this website. By submitting an entry, you are granting Writers’ Morning Out reprint rights on the web and other media.
If you do not wish your winning entry to be posted, let us know at the time of submission. This information will not be passed to the judges.