$20,000 for a 100-Word Story: The Museum of Words Flash Fiction Contest

11 August 2014 — 89 Comments

Museum of Words Flash Fiction Contest

The Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation’s fourth ‘Museum of Words’ international flash fiction contest is now accepting entries. The competition is for very short fiction pieces of up to a maximum of 100 words. The winner will receive a prize of $20,000, with three runners-up each receiving $2000.

This contest is open to writers from all countries and entries are accepted in four languages: English, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew. The slogan for the 2014 contest is  ‘Mandela: Words and Concord’ but there are no subject or genre restrictions. All stories entered must be original and unpublished.

With such a generous prize on offer, the contest is extremely competitive. The last Museum of Words contest attracted 22,571 entries from writers in 119 countries.

The Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation is based in Spain and is a private, not-for-profit foundation. The foundation’s aim is to encourage dialogue between different cultures, ideas, religions and sensibilities. 

Entries for the Museum of Words flash fiction contest close on 23 November 2014. Entries must be submitted via an online form. The contest rules limit the number of entries per writer to two. There is no entry fee.

For further details and updates visit the competition’s homepage.

Armando Macchia’s winning entry, ‘The Sniper’, from the last Museum of Words contest can be read here.

For more writing competitions see our latest Opportunities for Writers post and follow Aerogramme Writers’ Studio on Facebook and Twitter.

89 responses to $20,000 for a 100-Word Story: The Museum of Words Flash Fiction Contest

  1. Hi everyone

    We have no affiliation with this contest (we just posted a news story about it). Please don’t post any stories here. The Museum is posting website status updates at https://twitter.com/museopalabra

  2. Hi, I uploaded an entry to this comp on the closing date and still haven’t received any confirmation email that it’s been received. Could you please confirm?

  3. I also uploaded an entry for the competition and no confirmation…

  4. I don’t think they were sending out any confirmation.

  5. Lois van Heerden 8 December 2014 at 5:33 pm

    When will the winner be announced and where will it be announced please?

  6. They haven’t even picked a winner for 2014 yet… It’s insanity.

  7. How does Museum of Words notify winners of the Manadela Words and Concord 2014 contest? Here it is, the end of October and no word. I would like to at least read the winning stories!

  8. Does anyone have any idea if a winner was picked? Or where we can read the top entries? I thought this was legit. Now I’m wondering…

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