$1,500 Flash Fiction Writing Contest

The Academy for Teachers, with Electric Literature, is hosting a flash fiction contest with the goal of promoting writing about teachers.

The contest offers $1,500 in prizes, with a $1,000 grand prize.

According to their contest page:

Teachers have one of the most fascinating, difficult, and important jobs on the planet, and their work days are filled with stories. Yet teachers seldom appear in fiction. This annual contest was created to inspire honest, unsentimental stories about teachers and the rich and complex world of schools. This year, the Academy for Teachers has partnered with Electric Literature to publish the winning entry.

To enter the contest, you can be from anywhere in the world, however, entrants must be at least 18 years old.

The story must be unpublished, between 6 and 749 words, and “the story‚Äôs protagonist or its narrator must be a K-12 teacher.”

The deadline to enter is October 1st, 2019.

To learn more, and to enter your story, read the contest page here.


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