The Flash Fiction Challenge

This exciting international creative writing challenge, organised by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, features several rounds in an exciting and time based competition.

Designed to help discover and promote a new wave of talented storytellers. NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.

Participants have to create original short stories (1,000 words max.) based on genre, location, and object assignments in just 48 hours.

There are four levels to the challenge and you’ll need to beat other competitors to move up to the final challenge.

Designed to help discover and promote a new wave of talented storytellers.

NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.

How to sign up

You’ll need to read and agree to the rules.

Register on the website.

Pay the entry fee (USD$48 if you sign up by deadline June 6, 2019 and USD$58 until the final entry deadline of July 11, 2019).

You’ll receive instructions and updates to your nominated email address.

You may want to put these dates in your calendar / alerts so you don’t miss an e-mail or deadline:

Challenge #1 12-14 July 2019

Challenge #2 13-15 September 2019

Challenge #3 8-10 November 2019

Challenge #4 13-15 December 2019

Note: If you’re under 18 you are still eligible to take part, but you’ll need to have a have a parent or guardian send their consent to feedback@nycmidnight.com with the following information:


 
 1. The subject line of the e-mail should be: Parental Consent for Flash Fiction Challenge 2019
  2. Their consent for your participation in the competition in the body of the e-mail. For example, “I am the parent/guardian of __________(Participant Name) and I hereby provide consent for him/her to participate in the Flash Fiction Challenge 2019 on nycmidnight.com”
  3. The full name and phone number of the parent/guardian in the body of the e-mail.

 

Some of the prizes include:

1st Place

• USD$5,000 Cash

• One (1) Complete Self-Publishing Package from BookBaby (valued at USD$1,299). The Complete Self-Publishing Package includes 25 custom printed books, professional cover design, eBook conversion and distribution, worldwide distribution with Print on Demand, Direct-to-reader sales with BookShop, and an ISBN for your book.

2nd Place

• USD$1,750 Cash

• One (1) eBook conversion service from BookBaby (valued at USD$99).  Our eBook conversion specialists personally handle every eBook file they receive. We’ll transform your digital manuscript into a quality-assured, eBook-compatible file that can be read on smartphones, tablets and any popular eReader including the Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook.

3rd Place

• USD$1,000 Cash

• One (1) eBook conversion service from BookBaby (valued at USD$99).

4th Place

• USD$500 Cash

• One (1) eBook conversion service from BookBaby (valued at USD$99).

5th Place

• USD$250 Cash

• One (1) eBook conversion service from BookBaby (valued at USD$99).

6th Place – 10th Place

• USD$125 Cash

• One (1) eBook conversion service from BookBaby (valued at USD$99).

 

For more information, FAQ’s, to find about the judges or read through some of the previous winning stories, you can go to the website NYC Midnight.

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