Fantasy Magazine’s Halloween Flash Fiction Contest

Upcoming Submission Window: October 1st to Friday the 16th, midnight.

Choose a graphic image as a prompt then start writing! Less than 1,000 words. Yes, 1,001 is more than 1,000. Story content should relate directly to the graphic of choice and should also follow the content guidelines as posted on the Fantasy Magazine guidelines page. $50 award for first place. From October 1st to the 16th, you can send submissions to . . .


Contests [at] Fantasy-Magazine [dot] com.


With your flash, please include the following within the .doc or .rtf attachment:

  • Contact information — Full name, pseudonym, address, email and phone number.
  • A .jpeg or .gif graphic — All copyright rules apply. Graphics may be original or taken from a pay or free site as long as Fantasy Magazine can publish without infringement.
  • Image copyright information — If the image cannot be published on Fantasy Magazine because of copyright issues, the corresponding flash submission will be null and void. Remember: The image should be embedded into your submitted document either before or after your micro-short, NOT attached separately.

When submitting, please make sure that your subject line reads “Halloween Flash Submission: [Title] by [Author].” This will help us keep the submissions organized, and we will appreciate it.

Payment and Publication: I will choose and post the finalists by October 31st.  Among these finalists, Fantasy Magazine readers will choose the first, second, and third place stories via poll. First place will publish with an award of $50 and follow FM guidelines

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