After you’ve finished penning what you are certain will be the winning entry in the CWG Flash Fiction Contest, you may also want to double down and enter The Pulse 2013 Short Story Contest, now open for entries through March 28.
Previously an extreme flash-fiction contest in which stories were limited to 600 words, we’ve opened the metaphorical flood gates this year and increased the count 1,000 carefully chose words. Six hundred words is too brief, 1,500 too many and, to invert the old adage, 1,000 words is worth a picture.
The rules: Stories must have a Southern theme and be previously unpublished. Entries must be submitted in document format, attached to an email and sent to email@example.com by March 28. Include your name, phone number and a brief biography.
The winner, determined by a panel of judges, including Dr. Joe Wilferth, head of UTC’s English Department, will be published in The Pulse’s special Southern Lit issue on April 18 and will receive a pair of tickets to the Celebration of Southern Literature that week. Runners-up will be published in subsequent issues of The Pulse.
Good writing and good luck.