IMG_4227Theme: The Future
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 500 – 750 words, excluding title
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2016
Submissions: email to

50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize
Judge: Opal Palmer Adisa


Opal Palmer AdisaJudge: Opal Palmer Adisa
Opal Palmer Adisa is a Distinguished Professor in the MFA program at California College of the Arts in the fall semester. During the spring she resides in St. Croix, the Virgin Islands, basking in the sun, swimming in the sea and finding stories among the people and fauna. A published author in all genres, Adisa has 16 books, and her poems, stories and essays have been anthologized in over 400 publications. A performance poet, photographer and curator, Adisa says cultural activism informs everything she does.

About the contest, Adisa says:

“The Future is only the future if you are in it, if you can imagine a world different, better, worse than the one in which you now live. Is the future really the future? What makes the future not the present? Tell us in a story.”

Contest Rules:

Only one entry per author. No simultaneous submissions.

Send your entry pasted into the body of an email and also as a .doc attachment (in the same email) to brilliantflashfiction@gmail.com. There are no specific font or formatting requirements. Authors retain all rights to submitted work. Deadline is March 15, 2016 midnight in Dublin, Ireland. Stories unrelated to Adisa’s chosen theme (the future) will not be considered.

No poetry, no essays, no fan fiction, please.

All entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere. This means submissions that have been accepted for publication anywhere else, including blogs, personal web pages, etc., are not eligible. Entries of more than 750 words or entries found to be published anywhere else will be immediately disqualified.

All winning entries (including shortlisted stories) will be published in the March issue of Brilliant Flash Fiction.


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