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flash fiction contest

for the first time, the european association of creative writing programmes (eacwp) organises a flash fiction contest, for prose of no more than 100 words. participation in 13 different european languages. deadline: 1 march 2018 (1 p.m. CET); vote online until 15 june 2018!

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eacwp flash fiction contest

this initiative aims to promote and encourage literary creation in europe, bringing european writers together in a joint competition.

what is it about?

the contest is open to any participant living in europe (including countries culturally linked to europe such as russia, turkey, and israel). participants must present a 100 words flash-fiction text. the story must be set in europe.

the final winner will be awarded a cash prize of € 600,-. the prize giving ceremony will take place on 13 september 2018 in brussels (during the next eacwp conference). costs for travel and accomodation in brussels for two nights will also be covered.

aims of the contest are:

  • to encourage a european citizenship through cultural and literary interchange.
  • to promote creative writing in the different european languages as a way to preserve our valuable linguistic histories.
  • to foster talent within the field of creative writing in europe.

further info, criteria for submission, registration and text upload:

>> (deutsche einreichungen)

>> (english version)


update april 2018:

out of 14 european texts one winner has to be chosen!

cast your vote for the european winner until 15 june 2018 online:



vienna poetry school & eacwp: >> info