by Jim Harrington 


2013 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize

The winning submission, selected by Jim Shepard, will be read as part of the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space on June 12, 2013. The story will be recorded for possible later broadcast as part of the public radio series. The winner will also receive $1000 and a 10-week class from Gotham Writers’ Workshop.

Theme: “Complicated Families”
Word count: nor more than 750
Entry fee: $25.00
Deadline: March 15


2013 Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest

Theme: Hidden Amongst These Worlds (Can be any genre)
Prizes: First-$100, Second-$50, Judge’s Merit-$25
Word count:100 words or fewer
Entry Fee: $10 first manuscript, $8 each additional manuscript, $10 optional critique fee
Deadline: May 1


AWP Heat: The Fire Inside

Theme: fire
Prize: Winning stories read at AWP Heat and publication in JMWW, Prime Number, and Corium
Word count: 1,000, or less
Entry fee: none
Deadline: March 1


New Market List

Pam Casto has a new blog for market listings. Check it out here.


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Jim Harrington began writing fiction in 2007 and has agonized over the form ever since. He serves as Co-editor/Flash Markets Editor for Flash Fiction Chronicles. Jim’s Six Questions For . . . blogprovides editors and publishers a place to “tell it like it is.” You can read his stories at