@Urban has teamed up with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Center for Lifelong Learning for our first ever Flash Fiction Contest. The top three stories will be published in our January issue.
All you need to do is send your super short story of 100 words or less (word count includes title) to: @Urban Magazine/3811 Rogers Ave. Ste. C/Fort Smith AR 72903. You MUST include two pages: one with ONLY your story and its title (DON’T PUT YOUR NAME ON THIS PAGE). The second page will have the title of your story, your name and contact information, including a phone number and email address, if you have one. Each entrant can submit three stories. Entries formatted incorrectly will be automatically disqualified.
The contest is open to writers eighteen or older, with the exception of those who work for the UAFS Center for Lifelong Learning and their families. @Urban writers and their families are also disqualified from the competition.
@Urban will ONLY accept submissions sent by snail mail, so please don’t send them electronically, as they will be automatically disqualified. Stories longer than 100 words will also be disqualified. And one final reminder: If it’s something we wouldn’t let our own writers publish (such as graphic violence) it won’t make the cut in the contest either.
A complete list of contest rules is on our website at AtUrbanMagazine.com.
The last day we’ll accept submissions will be December 1 (postmarked). The winners will be notified on or before January 1, 2012.
In addition to publishing the winners’ work, @Urban will award gift certificates - $125 for 1st place, $85 for 2nd place, and $40 for 3rd place – thanks to the UAFS Bookstore, and the Center for Lifelong Learning.
Not sure how to write flash fiction? No problem. The UAFS Center for Lifelong Learning is offering a class on the genre beginning October 12.
For more information call 479.788.7220
To see an example of a 100 word short story, this one written by Zack Thomas, the instructor of the upcoming class, log on to AtUrbanMagazine.com and click on the “Arts” tab or click HERE. And for the official rules click HERE.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!