img_8981Prompt: “AFTERMATH”
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 500 words, excluding title
Deadline: JANUARY 15, 2017
Submissions: email to

50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize
Judge: Dr. Abigail Favale


Dr. Abigail Favale
Dr. Abigail Favale

Judge: Dr. Abigail Favale
Abigail Rine Favale is an Associate Professor of English at George Fox University, where she has taught courses in literature, fiction writing, and great texts. Her short fiction has appeared in journals such as Potomac Review, Talking River Review, zaum, and Melusine. One of her stories won first place in Caper Literary Journal’s Maravillosa contest. She’s also written non-fiction essays in print and online for publications such as The Atlantic, PopMatters, and First Things.

She loves stories with endings that feel simultaneously surprising and, in hindsight, inevitable.

Contest Rules:

One entry per author.

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 January 15, 2017 midnight in Dublin, Ireland.

No poetry, essays, non-fiction or memoir, please. Stories unrelated to the theme “Aftermath” will be disqualified.

All entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere. This means submissions that have been accepted for publication anywhere else, including blogs, radio broadcast, personal web pages, etc., are not eligible. Entries of more than 500 words or entries found to be published anywhere else will be immediately disqualified.

All winning entries (including shortlisted stories) will be published in the January 2017 issue of Brilliant Flash Fiction.


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