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

13 July 2017

The Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation’s fifth international flash fiction contest is now accepting entries. Administered by the Museo de las Palabras (Museum of Words) in Madrid, the competition is for very short fiction pieces of up to a maximum of 100 words. The winner will receive a prize of US$20,000, with three runners-up each receiving $1000.

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 2017 contest is ‘The Word, bridging the gap between different cultures and religion’ 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 All stories entered must be original and unpublished.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 35,609 entries from writers in 149 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 are open until  Thursday 23 November 2017. 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.

Emily Raboteau’s winning entry, ‘Oysters’, from the last Museum of Words contest can be read here.

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