Cast Of Wonders International Flash Fiction Contest—Apply (Publication + Cash Prize)

Cast Of Wonders is a speculative fiction podcast and a Young Adult magazine. This wonderful magazine is hosting a free-to-enter flash fiction contest. All you have to do is send in a 500-word story and you could win the $30 cash award and get your story published in this fantastic literary journal.

Deadline: 30th September 2018.

So start writing. After all, it’s just five hundred words. If you already have a very short story in your portfolio, now you know where to send it. Just make sure the story is capable of evoking a sense of wonder in a Young Adult audience of 12+. No explicit sex scenes or violence, though.

Brief Guidelines and How to apply:

Send only original previously unpublished stories

Send one story per person

No need to anonymize contest submissions

send only sophisticated, non-condescending stories with wide appeal. No explicit sex, violence or pervasive obscene language.

To Apply, click the Cast Of Wonders Contest Submissions page.

Don’t forget to read read their Submissions Guidelines

Writers who have longer stories can submit them to their general submissions page. They pay 6 cents per word, for stories up to 6,000 words.  Do the math. This means you could earn up to $360 for each published story.

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Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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