The Atticus Review Annual Flash Fiction Contest


Atticus Review Fall Fiction Contest, 2017Atticus Review is happy to announce our first annual Flash Fiction Contest judged by Carmen Maria Machado. You can submit up to three flash fiction pieces up to 1000 words each in length for consideration. The submission fee is $9.


First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $75
Third Prize: $25

Deadline: October 22nd, 2017

Winner Announced: November 27th, 2017

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the story collection Her Body and Other Parties and the memoir House in Indiana (forthcoming in 2019), both from Graywolf Press. She is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in the New YorkerGrantaTin HouseGuernica, NPR, Gulf CoastBest American Science Fiction & FantasyBest Horror of the YearYear’s Best Weird FictionBest Women’s Erotica, and elsewhere. She is the Artist in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania, and lives in Philadelphia with her wife.


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Atticus Review is a weekly online journal that publishes stories, poems, flash prose, creative nonfiction, mixed media, book reviews, and other genre-busting words of wisdom and interactive literary whimsy.


  1. Hello, I’m interested in taking part in the annual flash fiction contest. Where can I find submission guidelines. Thanks

  2. Hi, For the flash fiction contest is it three pieces for $9.00? or $9.00 for each piece? Are simultaneous submissions okay? Thanks

    • Michelle Ross on

      $9 pays for up to three pieces sent together. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Just let us know if anything gets accepted elsewhere so that we can withdraw that piece from the contest. Thanks!

  3. Joanne Mularczyk on

    Hi, If a piece has appeared in a writers’ magazine is it eligible for entry? Thanks

    • Hi, Tori! Better to not include the name on the pieces. The contest finalists will be judged by Carmen blind.

  4. Steven B. Rosenfeld on

    This is just to advise you that the piece I submitted to you on Sept. 28 was published in Reflex Fiction on Nov. 20.

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