Writerkind: Win a Kindle Fire in our Flash Fiction Contest!

May is National Short Story Month! We're celebrating with daily short story features and (ta-rin-ta-RAH!) the 1st Annual Stella Link Flash Fiction Contest, judged by Extraordinary Author/ poet/ novelist/ Literary Death Match winner/ word-bangin' cult hero Dan Holloway and Joni Rodgers, NYT bestselling author and founder of Stella Link Books.

The top 5 entries will be posted on the League of Extraordinary Authors blog and read at the Flash Slam event at Oxford's Albion Beatnick Bookstore on May 16, National Flash Fiction Day.

Our Grand Prize winner, announced May 23, will receive a flashy new Kindle Fire!

Contest Rules
  • Word limit: 500 (Yes, we really mean it!) 
  • Deadline: May 12, 2012 (midnight USA central time) 
  • Email your story to StellaLinkBooks {at} gmail.com with subject heading “FLASH FICTION CONTEST.”
  • Include your name (or pen name), city/country of residence and full story entry in the body of the email. (No attachments, please.)
  • No restrictions on genre, theme or style. No entry fee. Stories cannot be altered after entry.
  • No nonfiction (hence "flash fiction" meme...)
  • Top five entries will be chosen by poet/ novelist Dan Holloway. Grand Prize winner will be selected from the top five by author Joni Rodgers. The judges' verdict is final. 
  • Grand Prize: a Kindle Fire from Stella Link Books (click image above for product details) and "Stella Link Flash Fiction Grand Prize" virtual badge for your website/FB.
  • Top five entries will be posted on the League of Extraordinary Authors blog on May 16, 2012. (Authors and readers are encouraged to comment and lobby for favorites!)
  • Grand Prize winner will be announced on the blog and on the LeagueXA Facebook page on May 23. 
  • If your story is a Top Fiver, you’ll receive a Kindle copy of Joni Rodgers’ FIRST YOU WRITE and a “Stella Link Flash Fiction Finalist” virtual badge for your website/FB.
  • Stella Link’s Flash Fiction contest is open to writers of any nationality writing in English. The winning stories must not have been published previously. Simultaneous submissions not accepted. 
  • Stella Link Books is granted one-time publishing rights. Copyright remains with the author. Entry is taken to be acceptance of these rules. By submitting a story, you are granting Stella Link Books the right to publish your story on our website, and you are guaranteeing that you have not plagiarized or unlawfully copied your work from another source.
Go here for more information on flash fiction and National Flash Fiction Day 2012.