May 4 – May 16, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Styx”

This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Styx”. Take the viewpoint of the bidder, take the viewpoint of the main character, take the viewpoint of the victim (if she’s an assassin or death reaper), just have fun with it.

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WINNER Flash Fiction Contest “Elements”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Liz Fisher – Identical 2nd Place: Janet Surrusco – Moving

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WINNER of the 2018 Bonus Flash Fiction Contest “Eclipse”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Charles Lilburn –Total Eclipses are Totally Cool 2nd Place: Wendy Edsall-Kerwin

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March 29 – April 12, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Deadly Sin”

1200 word Flash Fiction Contest “Deadly Sin”, the theme must incorporate any one of the seven deadly sins; Gluttony, Sloth, Greed, Envy, Lust, Wrath or Pride. Story must be in fable form with a moral ending

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WINNER March 21 – April 4, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “White Horse” (Bonus)

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Wendy Edsall-Kerwin – A Tale in Three Colors 2nd Place: Charles Lilburn

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March 21 – April 4, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “White Horse” (Bonus)

1500 word bonus flash fiction contest “White Horse”, the story must include a woman of high/noble/royal birth and a white horse (can be literal or theoretical).

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Winner! March 15 – March 28, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Spring”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Andy Lake – The Fields of Innocence and Knowing 2nd Place:

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Winner! Bonus Flash Fiction Contest “The Harbor”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Ken Cartisano – First Mate 2nd Place: Andy Lake – Ghostwritten

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March 7 – March 21, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “The Harbor” (Bonus)

1200 word Flash Fiction Contest “The Harbor”, the story must start with the paragraph: “It was dark. Not pitch black, but some gray darkness that barely allowed shapes to form. All I could smell was the tang of seaweed, all I could hear was the breaking of waves.”.

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March 1 – March 14, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Socks”

1200 word Flash Fiction Contest “Socks”. The story must end with the words, “never again” and must include image, motif, and/or symbol of SOCKS.

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WINNER! Flash Fiction Contest “What’s in the Attic?”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Charles Lilburn “Rockabye Baby” 2nd Place: Phil Town “The Letter”

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February 1 – February 14, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Fence”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Fence”. 1. a physical barrier either existing or in

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WINNER! Flash Fiction Contest “Elements”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Ilana Leeds – It’s elementary, my dear! 2nd Place: Andy Lake – Elemental

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January 4 – January 17, 2018 Flash Fiction Contest “Murder at Midnight”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “Murder at Midnight”.
Story Requirements: completely open to writers interpretation.
Word Count: 1,200

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WINNER! Flash Fiction Contest “Stuck in an Elevator”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Christopher Smith – Going Down 2nd Place: Phil Town – Danger

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SECOND DEADLINE EXTENTION! October 26 – November 22, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Post Apocalyptic”

Flash Fiction Contest “Post Apocalyptic”, a writing prompt with required elements and a specific word count. These writing prompts help us hone our craft and keep us fresh.

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WINNER! Flash Fiction Contest “The Letter”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place – Ilana Leeds “The Last Letter“ 2nd Place – Carrie Zylka

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September 14 – September 27, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Tragedy”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “tragedy”. Story Requirements: completely open to writers interpretation. Word

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Writing Prompt “Train Station”

A “just for fun” writing prompt to get your creativity going.
The prompt is “Train Station” and can be up to 2,000 words.

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WINNER Flash Fiction Contest “Happiness”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Ken Cartisano “T. Rex” 2nd Place: Alice Nelson “My Olive” 3rd

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 3 – August 23, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “The Service”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “The Service”. Story Requirements: could be military service, could

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Bonus Flash Fiction Last Line Contest “Unexpected” – to introduce the new gift card incentive!

Last line flash fiction contest. Submit a story in this bonus 30 day contest for your chance to win either a Starbucks or a Kindle Gift Card.

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July 6 – July 19, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Snakes”

Theme: This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “snakes”. Story Requirements: Can be singular or plural, but

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WINNER Flash Fiction Contest “Conspiracy”

And without further ado the Winner is… 1st Place: Ken Cartisano “The Finger” 2nd Place: Phil Town “The Cure” 3rd

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(DEADLINE EXTENDED!!) May 25 – JUNE 14, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “The Crow & The Owl”

This post is for stories related to the contest theme: “The Crow & The Owl”. Participants must write a story

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April 20- May 3, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “The Elephant In The Room”

Can you write a short story about the “Elephant in the Room”? An English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss, or a condition of groupthink no one wants to challenge.

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March 23 – April 5, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Clouds”

This post is for stories related to the Contest theme: “Clouds”.   The clouds can be storm clouds, chem trails,

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February 16 – March 8, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Time”

New short story contest theme: “Time”.

Anything to do with time. A watch maker; a clock tower; time travel; a historical era, the essence of a musical arrangement; a pocket watch; a deadline, (as in a limited time), a rare opportunity (one-time only). Etc., etc.

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January 19 – February 1, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “Dreamcatcher”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “Dreamcatcher.” The link to the LinkedIn Comment Thread can be

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December 15, 2016 – January 4, 2017 Flash Fiction Contest “A Christmas Tale”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “A Christmas Tale.” The link to the LinkedIn Comment Thread

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Story Thread: November 17- November 30, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “Irreconcilable Differences”

This post is for STORIES related to the Contest theme: “Irreconcilable Differences”. The link to the LinkedIn Comment Thread can

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Story Thread: October 20 – November 2, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “Chance Encounter”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Story Thread: September 22 – October 5, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “Book Title”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Call for Podcast Guest Spot Horror Stories (Through October)

We are looking for 5 amazing stories to highlight on the A Creative Mind Fiction Podcast during the month of

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Story Thread: Jul 21 – Aug 3, 2016 Flash Fiction Contest “Forgotten Deity”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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Story Thread: June 9 – June 22 Flash Fiction Contest “Invasion”

The LinkedIn Comment Thread can be found here.

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