Prompt: Overseas Travel

No Entry Fee
Word limit: 300 words, excluding title
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2017
Submissions: email to

50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize

Judge: Kirby Wright



Kirby Wright

Judge: Kirby Wright
Kirby Wright was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a past recipient of the Honolulu Weekly Nonfiction Award, the Jodi Stutz Memorial Prize in Poetry, the Ann Fields Poetry Prize, the Academy of American Poets Award, the Robert Browning Award for Dramatic Monologue, and Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowships in Poetry and The Novel. Before the City, his first poetry collection, took First Place at the 2003 San Diego Book Awards. Wright is also the author of the companion novels Punahou Blues and Moloka’i Nui Ahina, both set in Hawaii. He was a Visiting Fellow at the 2009 International Writers Conference in Hong Kong, where he represented the Pacific Rim region of Hawaii and lectured with Pulitzer Prize winner Gary Snyder. He was also a Visiting Writer at the 2010 Martha’s Vineyard Residency in Edgartown, Mass., the 2011 Artist in Residence at Milkwood International, Czech Republic, the 2014 Resident Scholar at the Earthskin Artist Colony in New Zealand, and the 2015 Artist in Residence at the New York Mills Cultural Center in Minnesota. His futuristic thriller, The End, My Friend, and his second poetry collection, The Widow From Lake Bled, were both released in 2013. He was nominated an unprecedented three times in three different categories at the 2013 San Diego Book Awards. His third poetry collection, Notes Above Water, was published in 2014 and his fourth, The Girl With the Green Violin, in 2015. His first play was produced by the Secret Theatre in New York in February, 2016. He will direct his first short in San Diego, upon his return from Finland as that country’s Writer in Residence.

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 There are no specific font or formatting requirements. Authors retain all rights to submitted work. Deadline is March 15, 2017, midnight in Dublin, Ireland.

No poetry, essays, non-fiction or memoir, please. Stories unrelated to the theme “Overseas Travel” 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All entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere.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 300 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 2017 issue of Brilliant Flash Fiction.



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