Fifth International Micro Flash Fiction Competition


The Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation’s fifth international flash fiction contest, administered by the Museo de las Palabras (Museum of Words) in Madrid, is now accepting entries.
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.
The competition calls 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All stories entered must be original and unpublished.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.

Entries for the Museum of Words flash fiction contest close on Thursday 23rd November 2017.
Entries must be submitted online. Click on this link to access the online form.
The contest rules limit the number of entries per writer to two.
There is no entry fee.
Read Emily Raboteau’s winning entry, ‘Oysters’, from the IV Museum of Words contest.