L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest

L Ron Hubbard writers of the futureL. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length. We regret we cannot consider poetry, or works intended for children. The contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium.

Deadline: Revolving/Ongoing, Quarterly

Entry Fee: Free

Prizes: Prizes every three months: $1,000, $750, $500, Annual Grand Prize: $5,000 additional!

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Theodore Jerome Cohen Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Theodore Jerome Cohen is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.)

Without further ado, here’s the winning story:

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Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Missiles

Missiles flash fiction writing prompt copyright KS Brooks white sands 1998
Photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, jokes, or commentary, please) and after you PROOFREAD it, submit it as your entry in the comments section below. There will be no written prompt.


Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture at left. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

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The Gover Story Prize

best new writingBest New Writing accepts unpublished fiction and creative nonfiction under 10,000 words for publication and consideration for the Gover Story Prize. The story must be new and unpublished, including on-line publication. Submissions are read quarterly following the last day of March, June, September, and December. Simultaneous submissions cannot be considered.

Deadline: Quarterly

Entry fee: FREE

Prize: An annual cash prize ($250) and publication in Best New Writing.

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