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 All stories entered must be original and unpublished.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.