August 15, 2018

Submissions are open for a new international flash prose contest that will showcase writing talent from around the world.

Griffin Poetry Prize-winning poet Jane Munro will be the judge of the 2018 Flash Prose Contest. Sponsored by the Federation of British Columbia Writers, the Flash Prose Contest is a competition for original, unpublished short stories.

The word length is anything below 650 words, and either fiction or non-fiction are allowed. Stories must be written in English.

We welcome your submission and especially encourage young writers and writers from diverse or indigenous communities to submit.


  • First prize is $350.

  • The entry fee is $15. Members of the FBCW pay only $10 to enter.

  • Entrants should use Submittable to submit their entries.

  • The name of the entrant must not appear anywhere on the entry itself. There is a separate place on the Submittable form for personal information, which must include your email so we can reach you.

  • Work must be original and not previously published anywhere.

  • Submissions must be in MS Word, PDF or RTF format, in a standard 12 Point font.

  • Electronic submissions only.

  • The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2018

  • The shortlist will be published on October 15, 2018

  • Winners will be announced on October 31, 2018 

  • The winning entry will be published in WordWorks, the magazine of the FBCW

  • Directors of the FBCW and their immediate family are not eligible to enter. 


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