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Zizzle Literary Flash Fiction Contest

Zizzle Literary Flash Fiction Contest

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Applications call for Zizzle Literary Flash Fiction Contest


  • First Prize: $1,000
  • Second Prize: $500
  • Three finalists: $150 each
  • Winners will be announced in May 2021 in our newsletter and on our website and social media platforms.
  • All prize winners and finalists will be published in Zizzle’s print, digital, and/or audio editions.
  • Contest Judges will choose the first, second, and three finalist winning stories from submissions shortlisted by the Zizzle Team.


  • All entries must include a dialogue prompt from those we post on our social media platforms during the contest period. twitter.com/zizzlelit
  • The program is looking for fiction that will appeal to young readers from age 11 and even to full-on grown-ups.
  • Length: 500 to 1,000 words
  • Simultaneous submissions are eligible. Zizzle Literary can only ask that you notify promptly if your story is accepted elsewhere.
  • Multiple submissions are welcome.
  • Submissions from Zizzle Literary Flash Fiction Contest can come from anywhere in the world, but stories must be written in English.
  • Only previously unpublished works are considered.
  • You must use the submission portal. Submissions by post or email will not be read.


  • Submit a typed, double-spaced manuscript.
  • Cover pages are not necessary.
  • Please include on the first page of your submission your full name and email address.

Submission Fee

  • There is a non-refundable $5 submission fee per story.
  • You may submit more than one story, but you will need to fill out a separate submission form and pay the submission fee for each story you submit.
  • Once you’ve submitted a story, we cannot accept an updated draft. (Updated drafts count as new entries.)

Contest Rules


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 March,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerZizzle Literary Flash Fiction



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