Defenestrationism 2022 Flash Suite Contest
The Defenestrationism 2022 flash suite contest is a competition for at least three flash fiction pieces (up to 1,000 words each) that co-relate in some way. A single piece of the suite may have been published before, otherwise, no previously published material. Finalists will be published daily on the site, followed by at least two weeks of Fan Voting – winners will be selected by a judging panel, with Fan Voting counting as an additional judge vote.
- Grammar is no list of rules, no series of hoops. Punctuation is an art form, remember that– punctuate like there’s no tomorrow.
- Edit your entries. Edit till there is no editing left to be done. The contest organizers ask you to go through at least TEN read-through edits before submitting.
- Incomplete sentences must serve an obvious purpose, toward narrative or character development, dialogue, theme or style.
- Word limit of 1,000 for each individual piece of flash. The entire suite combines each 1,000-or-less word piece into a longer work– which may be any reasonable length.
- Flash fiction in suites, not a short story divided into parts. Each individual piece of flash should function as a stand alone work, while still building, correlating, and what have you, within the larger suite. Short stories may be submitted to the Defenestrationism !Short Story Contest! in the summer.
- -Titles: They find titles frequently distinguish the best Flash Suites, especially with more abstract works. They highly recommend individual titles for each piece of flash, and a general title for the total work.
-Please, please, no Zombie fiction. They do not encourage work whose central theme is the braindead. All other Sci-Fi, Fantasy and stories of Dis-reality– provided it is imaginative and different– will be considered.
- -A single piece of the suite may have been published before, otherwise, no previously published material.
- -Send in only thoroughly edited works.
- Send your submissions via Email in a SINGLE, DOWNLOADABLE document.
- PDFs not preferred– difficult to transcribe to their site.
- Include the overall title of your work somewhere in the name of the document.
MUST— email Subject: FLASH SUITE Contest
Include a PHONE NUMBER, in case their emails end up in your spam. It will not be distributed.
- The value of payment they wish to offer ranges from $75 – $60
- The deadline for submission is 1 November 2022