F(r)iction Writing Contests – Spring 2023


Posted on 14 January 2023

27 April 2023

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone over the age of thirteen.

Short description 
The competition is organized by F(r)iction, a literary journal published by Brink Literacy Project.

We accept work, written in English, from anywhere in the world—regardless of genre, style, or origin—and welcome speculative writing and experimental literature. Strange is good. Strange with a strong character arc is even better. Keep it weird, folks.

There are four catregories:

• Short Story: 1,001 – 7,500 words. Judge: Jennifer Wortman.
• Creative Nonfiction: up to 6,500 words. Judge: Charlie Claire Burgess.
• Poetry: up the three pages per poem. Judge: Kyle Carrero Lopez.
• Flash Fiction: up to 1,000 words per piece. Judge: Exodus Oktavia Brownlow.

All work must be previously unpublished.

Entry fees
Short Story: $15
Flash Fiction: $10 (single entry) / $12 (3 pack)
Poetry: $10 (single entry) / $12 (3 pack)
Creative Nonfiction: $15

Short Story: 1st prize receives $1,000
Flash Fiction: 1st prize receives $300
Poetry: 1st prize receives $300
Creative Nonfiction:  1st prize receives $1,000

Up to five finalists in each category will be considered for publication in F(r)iction.

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.