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the fractured lit Anthology 2 prize

judged by Deesha Philyaw

December 31 to February 20, 2022

Showcasing today's best flash fiction writers. $5000 awarded between 20 finalists.
Submissions are open for The Fractured Lit Volume 2 from December 31 to February 20, 2022. This year stories will be selected by Deesha Philyaw who will choose 20 winners from a shortlist of 50 stories. Learn more here. All entries will be considered for publication.

ghost stories, fairy tales, and fractured fables fiction prize

 

February 25 to April 24, 2022

The 2022 Fractured Lit ghost stories, fairy tales, and fractured myths, for unpublished Flash Fiction up to 1,000 words, will open on February 25th. Three winners will be selected by guest judge Rumaan Alam, with $3,500 total awarded. Winners will receive publication and a written introduction by the judge. All entries will be considered for publication.

fractured flash lab

 

June 2022

This online, asynchronous workshop will help you move your writing to the next level! You work will get specific feedback and actionable advice from the best editors we can partner with. You'll also receive unique and rigorous learning materials to work through, curated by our editorial team. We aim to make this as close to an MFA semester of learning craft as possible—totally self-driven and according to your own time table.

reprint prize

 

May 15 to July 17, 2022

We're excited to offer the winner of this prize $3000 and publication, while the 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive publication and $300 and $200, respectively. We're looking for the very best of your writing that's under 1000 words. Judge Meg Pokrass will choose the winner from a short list selected by our editorial team. All entries will be considered for publication.

micro fiction prize

 

July 18 to September 18, 2022

We're excited to offer the winner of this prize $3000 and publication, while the 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive publication and $300 and $200, respectively. We're looking for the very best of your writing that's under 400 words. Judge Grant Faulkner will choose the winner from a short list selected by our editorial team. All entries will be considered for publication.

monsters, mystery, and mayhem fiction prize

 

October 15 to December 18, 2022

We invite writers to submit to the Fractured Lit Monsters, Mystery, and Mayhem Prize. Our Guest judge will choose three prize winners from a shortlist. We're excited to offer the winner of this prize $2000 and publication, while the 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive publication and $300 and $200, respectively. All entries will be considered for publication.

fractured flash lab

 

October 2022

This online, asynchronous workshop will help you move your writing to the next level! You work will get specific feedback and actionable advice from the best editors we can partner with. You'll also receive unique and rigorous learning materials to work through, curated by our editorial team. We aim to make this as close to an MFA semester of learning craft as possible—totally self-driven and according to your own time table.

flash & micro

always open

Fractured Lit publishes Micro and Flash Fiction from writers of any background or experience. Both Micro and Flash categories are open year round and we do not charge any submission fees. We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you inform us immediately and withdraw your work if your story is accepted elsewhere. We pay our authors $50 for original micro fiction and $75 for original flash fiction.

Micro Fiction for Fractured Lit is 400 words or less.

Flash Fiction is 401-1,000 words.