Flash Fiction Contest

Submissions for the next George Dila Memorial Flash Fiction Contest will open on May 1, 2019.

The editors of Third Wednesday are pleased to honor the memory of George Dila, friend of Third Wednesday and the editor who originally brought fiction to T.W.

GeorgeDila1We are proud to have called him friend and colleague. To this end, we proudly announce the Third Annual George Dila Memorial Flash Fiction Contest.

The entry fee of $5 per story is payable via credit card or by Pay Pal through Submittable at the time of your submission, (all entries will receive a free PDF copy of
last year’s contest issue – a $5 value) or enter for FREE with the purchase of a 2 issue e-subscription to Third Wednesday for $10. You will receive a PDF copy of the current issue at the time of your entry and the contest issue will be delivered to you when it is available near the end of September. You may enter multiple stories but include only one story per entry.

From May 1st to August 15th, 2019 we will accept entries of previously unpublished fiction under 1000 words in length (including title). Three winning stories will receive cash prizes of $100 each and a print copy of the contest issue.

Formatting your story entry is easy. We want submissions in size 12 Times New Roman font, single spaced with one inch margins all around. Save your document in .doc or .docx format and upload it where prompted by our Submittable account. You can name files whatever is convenient for you but the submission title should match the title of your story. Do not include any identifying information within files or file names. Our judge will read all submissions blindly.

Introducing this year’s contest judge, Jeremy Griffin.

Jeremy is originally from Louisiana. He received his MFA in  Fiction from Virginia Tech University. He is the author of the books A Last Resort for Desperate People: Stories and a Novella, from SFAU Press, and Oceanography, forthcoming from Orison Books. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Indiana Review, Shenandoah, and the Water Stone Review. He has received support from the South Carolina Arts Commission, and he teaches at Coastal Carolina University, where he serves as faculty fiction editor of Waccamaw: A Journal of Contemporary Literature.