Announcing Fiction500 Writing Contest

The organizers of Fiction500, a locally-based, online, short fiction contest, are pleased to announce the resumption of the program with their third contest. The submission period opened March 15.

Fiction500 invites authors to submit an original work of fiction no longer than 500 words based on the specific prompt for that contest. Submissions are limited to the first 500 entrants. Entry fee is $15, and authors may submit only one story/contest. Published authors and creative writing instructors serve as contest judges.

Winning stories will be published on the Fiction500 on the site along with honorable mentions.

Three prizes will be awarded:

  • First prize-$500
  • Second prize-$200
  • Third prize-$100

Entries are limited to authors legally residing in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, 18 and older as of the Contest submission deadline. For more information go to

They are also seeking judges (published authors and writing teachers) for subsequent monthly contests. Please see the website's footer for a link to more information.


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