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2024 Raleigh Review Flash Fiction Prize Guidelines

The Raleigh Review Fiction Team will serve as the judges. 


  • First Prize includes $300 USD and publication in the Spring 2023 issue.
  • Finalists will receive our standard $15 payment along with publication.
  • All Finalists will receive a 2-year subscription to Raleigh Review.


  • Opens on July 1, 2023.
  • Deadline is October 31, 2023.
  • Submit up to two unpublished works of flash per entry.
  • Flash works should be no longer than 1000 words each, combine both stories
    in one file.
  • Entries are only accepted via Submittable.
  • Attached files should be free of personal identifiers such as name, address, phone and email, social media handles, etc. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. If one or more flash work is selected for publication by another magazine, please leave a note on your submission via Submittable.
  • Multiple entries are acceptable.
  • Failure to meet guidelines may result in disqualification.
  • Current students or affiliates of Raleigh Review editorial staff and Raleigh Review board members are not eligible to enter. 
  • This contest is open to writers who reside in the USA (regardless of immigration status).
  • Those outside the USA are most welcome to submit to this prize though the payment for any winners who happen to be based outside the USA will be in copies of Raleigh Review since we are not permitted to mail checks outside our own country.

2023 Raleigh Review Flash Fiction Prize

 Ryan Habermeyer, “Arcade Baby” 

Honorable Mention 
 Michele Moseley, “Captive” 
Will Musgrove, “Squeaky Clean Enlightenment” 

2022 Raleigh Review Flash Fiction Prize

Keith S. Wilson, "Blood" 

Honorable Mention 
Vandana Khanna, "Good on Paper" 
Rita Ciresi, "All Rise" 

2021 Raleigh Review Flash Fiction Prize

Amina Gautier, “Monument”

 Honorable Mention 
Katherine Hubbard, “1985”

Amina Gautier, “Hansel and Gretel on Trial”
Alana Reynolds, “You Two”

2020 Raleigh Review Flash Fiction Prize