The Missouri Writers' Guild is hosting a flash fiction contest. From the website:
Deadline - October 15, 2008
Entry fee: $10
Word Limit 1,000 words.
First Place: $100.
Second Place Winner: $50.
Third Place $25.
Honorable mentions are awarded at the discretion of the Judge.
What is Flash Fiction? It's fun. It's challenging. For writers, it is an exercise in rewriting and editing. It is a short short story.
All flash fiction includes the classic story elements: protagonist, conflict, obstacles or complications, and resolution. The brevity of this genre often forces some of the story elements to be implied or unwritten in the storyline.
ENTER TODAY mwgcontests.org
What is flash fiction? Check out this definition and some examples of flash fiction.