The 2021 New Flash Fiction Prize

photo by Jason Dent

We will be open for submissions to our annual contest on June 1 thru July 15.

You might notice a new name for it this year. As sad as it was to let go of the Anton Chekhov name, we discovered another magazine was running a contest with that name, and decided to give ours a unique name. (Just when I finally could spell Chekhov right the first time too!)

Here are the specs:

  • 750 word max, previously unpublished, simultaneous submits are ok, let us know if you need it withdrawn.
  • Entries Read Blind. Preliminary read by the NFFR editorial team who will choose the 10 story Short List for this years judge, Tara Isabel Zambrano.
  • $10 per entry, 1 story per entry. Up to 3 entries per writer.
  • Remember to make sure your name isn’t in the doc!
  • Winner will receive $200
  • 3 Runner Ups will receive $50
  • Winning stories and all shortlisted stories will be published in August in the New Flash Fiction Prize Issue.

About the Judge: Tara Isabel Zambrano

Tara Isabel Zambrano‘s work has won the first prize in The Southampton Review Short Short Fiction Contest 2019, been a Finalist in Bat City Review 2018 Short Prose Contest and Mid-American Review Fineline 2018 Contest, been published in The Best Micro Fiction 2019, 2020 Anthology. Her stories have been nominated for The Best of the Net, The Best of Small Fictions and The Pushcart.‚Äč

Tara lives in Texas with her husband and two kids.