FLASH! The Short, Short Fiction Contest

Local writers residing in Clark County are invited to participate in FLASH! The Short, Short Fiction Contest, an annual pre-festival event of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100 will be awarded. Writers can register online beginning Tuesday, July 10 through Friday, August 17. The project is limited to the first 20 writers who apply for the contest. There is no fee to participate.

The hands-on writing competition will be held on Saturday, September 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the large conference room of the Clark County Library. Entrants will have 90 minutes to complete a maximum 500-word short story based on a theme provided to them at the time. Writers may bring their own laptops and discs/jump drives. Legible hand-written copies will also be accepted.

A panel of four judges from the Las Vegas writing community will determine the winners, which will be announced at a later date. Winning stories will also be posted on the Vegas Valley Book Festival website and the first place winning story will be published in Las Vegas CityLife. Winners will be given the opportunity to read their stories at the Festival on November 3, 2012.

For more information on the contest, call Brian Rouff at 837-8996 or Suzanne Scott at 507-3459, or visit the Vegas Valley Book Festival website.

The Vegas Valley Book Festival is the largest literary event in Las Vegas. Now in its eleventh year, the festival is produced annually by the city of Las Vegas, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute, Las Vegas Review-Journal, the local chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, and Nevada Humanities, a festival founder.

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