The Prime Number Magazine Flash Fiction Contest (must be 18 years of age or older to enter)
First Prize: $353 (a prime number) and publication
Second Prize: $151 (a prime number) and publication
Third Prize: $53 (a prime number dear to us) and publication
Winners will be announced no later than one month following the close of submissions and the winning stories will appear in the next quarterly issue of Prime Number Magazine. Prizes awarded upon publication.
Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to reading your stories.
Prime Number Magazine’s flash fiction contest can earn you a cash prize plus publication in Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 Publication). Writers must be 18 years of age of older to enter.
Open: October 1, 2019
Deadline: December 31, 2019, midnight Eastern Standard Time.
Reading fee: $7 (a prime number)
Entries will only be accepted through Submittable, your online submissions manager.
Final Judge: the Press 53/Prime Number Magazine editorial staff
Winner Announced: No later than February 1, 2020
How to Enter:
Submit one unpublished story that is no more than 751 words, double-spaced in 12-pt. type with numbered pages. Multiple entries require separate reading fees.
Reading fee is $7 per entry and is nonrefundable.
The judging process is “blind,” so author’s name should not appear anywhere on or in the story.
Writer will be prompted by Submittable to give name, bio, and contact information so no cover letter is necessary.
Open to any writer anywhere in the world whose entry is unpublished and written in English and who is at least 18 years old.
Authors who have published a book with Press 53 are not eligible to enter.
Entries will only be accepted through Submittable, your online submissions manager. Requests to open your entry for editing via Submittable cannot be accepted after the deadline.
Writer is asked to withdraw the submission through Submittable should it be accepted for publication elsewhere. If entry is withdrawn, reading fee is nonrefundable and entry cannot be replaced with another piece.
The winning story must remain unpublished until it appears in Prime Number Magazine, otherwise the prize and publication will be forfeited. All rights revert back to author upon publication.
Cash prize awarded upon publication.
Prime Number Magazine is granted First Serial Rights with the right to archive the story indefinitely. All other rights revert back to author upon publication.
Confirmation of entry will be sent via e-mail by Submittable immediately after submission.
An announcement of our winners will be sent to all entrants via email through Submittable, and posted on Facebook, Twitter and in Prime Number Magazine.