Booksie 2020 Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Booksie 2020 Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Write a story about the picture. $500 first place prize.

Man and woman in train station

Take a look at the picture above. 

In 500 words or less, write a story about the image. The challenge of flash fiction is to create a thought-provoking story within the tight word constraints of the writing form. 

The story can be any genre as long as it is based on the picture.


  • One grand-prize winner will receive $500 and receive a gold contest badge.
  • Two runner-ups will receive $100 and receive a silver contest badge.


  • The cost is $6.95/entry.
  • Writers can submit as many entries as they want.


About the Contest Judge:


Booksie flash fiction contest judge Anita Mumm

Anita Mumm is an editor, book coach, and writing teacher. 

Prior to starting Mumm’s the Word, she worked in submissions and foreign rights at Nelson Literary Agency and taught writing workshops. Her clients’ books have held top spots on the New York Times and other bestseller lists, garnered rave reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, and achieved international acclaim.


About Booksie Contests

Booksie is an online writing platform to help writers tell their stories and promote their written work. It is not a publisher and does not take any ownership of the writing posted to the site. Booksie has run writing contests for the last three years. Our sister site, TheNextBigWriter has run writing contests for the last thirteen years. Click here to view a list of previous Booksie winners.


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Cost: $6.95 / entry

Start: February 02, 2020

Deadline: May 08, 2020

Prize: Grand prize: $500 cash, one free week of boosts for their winning story, and a gold contest badge. Runner-ups: $100 cash and a silver contest badge.

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