Booksie 2020 Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Booksie 2020 Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Contest Closed

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

Man and woman in train station



Hi all, sorry for the two day delay in releasing the winners. Ther winners are:

Catch Me and Gone by Sleye1Stories
--Moving plot, well-developed characters, and a historical setting brought vividly to life.
The Face Stealer by Ariel Kalati
--I loved how original this speculative fiction piece was. Strong voice and seamless prose.
--Beautiful descriptive detail that put me right in the scene, and a character brought flawlessly to life.


Congratulations to the winners! We'll be in touch in the next couple of days to provide details on receiving your prizes. 

Booksie is currently running the 2020 Poetry Contest with a $1,000 grand prizes and terrific judges. Give it a look if you are a poet.



Hi all, after much reading, the contest judge has provided us with the names of the contest finalists. They are:

A Whim of Violets by Amanda Crum
The Face Stealer by Ariel Kalati
Thirty Two by BuryBadBooks
Old Friends by Justin Case
Unspoken by Sage Evans
Fuchsfanger by Dana Duncan
Envelopes by Claire Abbott
Codelighter by Holly Wells
Catch Me and Gone by Sleye1Stories

We'll be announcing the winners next Friday, July 3. Congratulations!


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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