News Flash Fiction has started receiving entries for the Anton Chekhov Prize for Very Short Fiction. The Prize is in honour of Anton Chekhov, a Russian playwright and short-story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. Chekhov’s mastery for saying a lot with a little makes him one of the flash fiction’s spiritual inspirations. The prize would be judged by Nuala O’Connor.
• Submissions should be 1000 words or less.
• Submissions should be unpublished and in .rtf, .doc, or .docx format.
• Feel free to submit multiple stories, but as a SEPARATE entry (so that you complete an individual submission process for each story).
• All stories must be submitted with no name on the story itself. They will be read blind.
• Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but New Flash Fiction must be notified if your story gets accepted elsewhere.
• Authors will retain all rights and copyright to their works.
• New Flash Fiction Review requests one-time, non-exclusive rights to publish your work.
The winner will receive $300, publication in New Flash Fiction Review, and immediate nominations for a Pushcart Prize nomination and Best Small Fictions, 2019
Contest will open on June 15th with a deadline of November 1st.
Please note that an entry fee of $7 is required to be paid per submission.