Julia Peterkin Award for Flash Fiction - $500 prize
August 15, 2018
The contest is open to prose submissions between June 25 - August 15.
Previously unpublished fiction of 850 words or less are eligible for this contest. We are especially interested in stories that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place, but we consider all quality writing.
We will select one winner to receive a cash prize of $500, and 4 runners up will recognized but receive no prize. Winners will be named in October. All winning entries will be published in the Fall / Winter issue of South 85 Journal, which will be released December 15.
We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your entry if your piece is accepted elsewhere.
Please do not include personal information on your piece, as submissions will be read blind.
All winners must be over 18 years old and reside in the U.S. in order to claim their cash prize.
Please use double-spacing and a 12 point, standard font. We suggest Times New Roman. We consider only previously unpublished work.
Current and former staff members are not eligible for participation. Current Converse College students and Converse College alumni are not eligible for participation.