2023 Brilliant Writing Contest

Judged in-house by Brilliant Flash Fiction editors, our next writing contest has no theme—only a request for brilliant, beautiful writing.

Although we accept international entries, only stories written in English will be considered. Writers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome to submit.

No Entry Fee

Word limit: 400 words, excluding title

Deadline: April 15, 2023

Submissions: email to bffwritingcontest@gmail.com

$200.00 first prize
$100.00 second prize
$50.00 third prize

$20.00 and publication on our website for shortlisted stories

Contest Rules:

One entry per author. Open to writers worldwide, no age requirement. Only stories written in English will be accepted. All genres accepted (i.e., sci-fi, historic fiction, etc.).

Send your entry pasted into the body of an email and also as a Word attachment (in the same email) to bffwritingcontest@gmail.com. Place your story title and the words “Writing Contest” in the subject line of your email.

Formatting requirements: Please submit your story double-spaced using font-size 12 pt. Times New Roman. This is a blind-judged contest, so please do not put your name on your story. Instead, please submit a brief author bio in a separate attachment with your contest entry. Results will be announced in May 2023.

Authors retain all rights to submitted work.

Fiction only, please. No poetry or essays.

All entries must be original and unpublished. 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 400 words or entries found to be published anywhere else will be immediately disqualified.

All winning and shortlisted entries will be published on our website.