Contest - 2023-Flash-02 - Summer

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Contest - 2023-Flash-02 - Summer


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Entry deadline – Saturday July 15, 2023 – 12 pm ET (New York time)

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Whether you love it or dread it, it’s just around the corner!
How many different summer scenes can you imagine?
-Canopies of leaves swaying in the warm breeze
-Giant flowers stretching out like miniature suns
-Long days swinging in a red and white hammock
-Steamy nights scented with honeysuckle
-Lazing by the seaside, building sandcastles
-Hands and mouths stained with blackberry juice
-Crickets and cicadas filling the air with music
-Sweltering and longing for the cool winds of autumn
-Feeling the life force at its richest and fullest
We invite you to explore any aspect of summer as we move toward the Summer Solstice, the first official day of summer.
We look forward to your new flash fiction story of 350 words or  less based on our “Summer” theme.
Ensure your submission follows these rules:
  • Correct length (350 words or less)
  • Correct spelling and grammar
  • Family-friendly content
Be sure and include a reference to summer!

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Contest Guidelines

Please observe these guidelines for our 2023 contests:  

  • One story per person
  • Fiction only – no poems, memoirs or essays
  • Shortlist not selected until after contest entry deadline
  • Shortlist not published until after contest entry deadline


Please note – there will be no new stories published from this contest until at least one week after the submission deadline.
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    Margarida Brei
    Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
    3 months ago

    Summer is my very favourite season. I think I will springboard into this story using a quote. I might use Helen Keller’s, “Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows…” ominously. Thank you, Voice.Club.

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