Writing Contests

Summer 2017

Flash Fiction Contest
Submission Deadline: Friday, July 14 by 5:00 pm
Public Reading: Tuesday, August 22 (see below)

Writers have been producing very short fiction for hundreds of years. From Aesop to Hemingway, they’ve written stories with a protagonist, plot, and resolution – all in 500 words or fewer. Now it’s your chance to say it in 500 words. Entries will be judged. The first place winner receives $150 and second place receives $100. There is a $10 reading fee, payable to the Carnegie Center. Entries should include name, address, email address, and phone number on a cover page (NOT on the manuscript itself).

Entries must be received or postmarked by Friday, July 14, 2017.
Send entries to:
attn: Flash Fiction Contest
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY, 40507


Next Great Writer & Flash Fiction Contest Reading
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
6:00 pm
FREE & open to the public

Join us for a reading by winners of May’s Next Great Writer Contest and July’s Flash Fiction Writing Contest.