See the Submission Guidelines page on our website for more thorough guidelines about what kind of work we publish.
Ends on $13.00

Follow these guidelines, and you could have some extra coin in your pocket, and some bragging rights as the Killer Flash 2024 winner.

– All submissions must absolutely be under 1,000 words, and we tend to look more kindly on 750 or fewer because…MURDEROUS SQUIRREL!

All contest submissions will be read blind, so we won’t be playing favorites.

– Please paste your submission into the corresponding field. Do not list your name anywhere in your submission or we’ll assume that you don’t know how to read.

– Costs $13 to enter during Slacker Special. (Sorry, no refunds.)

– We may extend deadlines if necessary (and you can expect our usual week-ish Slacker Special—with corresponding increase in submission fee for your procrastinators).

– Submissions must be previously unpublished work, and you will retain copyright (duh). By entering this contest you give us permission to publish your work, if selected for our Top 10, both online and in our future print anthology.

No limit on how many entries you can submit, but you must submit them one at a time. Don’t just mash them all in there.

– Early-bird deadline is May 10th. Soft deadline is 11:59PM PST on July 15th, 2024. Slacker Special final deadline is July 22nd, 2024. Winners announced by July 31st, 2024, and we’ll release the Killer Flash mega-issue shortly thereafter.

– And, most importantly, this is a KILLER FLASH contest, so something’s gotta die. But again, this can be in any form imaginable.


Please paste all submissions. No attachments.

Submissions must not exceed 1000 words unless those extra words are fucking genius. Even so, you'd be wise to keep it under 1000, with priority given to fiction that tells the most engaging and self-contained story in the fewest words (average length of accepted pieces is around 300-600).

Include a clever two-sentence bio in the space provided. You can list all the publications in which your previous work has been featured if that gets you off, but we prefer insight into who you are or imagine yourself to be.
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