About The Contest
The winning flash fiction piece will be published on The Conium Review Online Compenium site. The story will also be made into a broadside or micro-chap that will be given away for free to attendees of next year’s AWP conference. The winning author receives $300 and a copy of the judge’s latest book.
This year’s contest judge is Rebecca Schiff, author of The Bed Moved (Knopf, 2016). If you are a family member, coworker, or student of the judge, you are ineligible for this contest.
Submissions must be received between October 1st, 2017 and December 1st, 2017. All submissions must include a $10.00 entry fee. The winner will be announced in December.
All manuscripts must be submitted between October 1st, 2017 and December 1st, 2017. Your submission may include up to three flash fictions; each individual piece should be under 1,000 words. Upload your submission as a single manuscript file. Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. The judge reads blind, and she will recuse herself from considering any manuscript where the writer is identifiable. In the unlikely event that the judge is unable to select a winner, The Conium Review editorial staff will make the final decision.
In the “Biography Statement” field, please include a two or three sentence third-person bio. This bio will not be viewable by the contest judge. If you win the contest, your bio appears alongside the published story in The Conium Review Online Compendium.
Submissions must be unpublished, original work. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but you must withdraw your story immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
This contest abides by the Council of Literary Magazines & Presses code of ethics. Thank you for submitting!