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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Stories Out of School Flash Fiction Contest

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Electric Literature has partnered with Academy for Teachers to host the 2020 “Stories Out of School” Flash Fiction Contest

Teachers have one of the most fascinating, difficult, and important jobs on the planet, and their work days are filled with stories. Yet teachers seldom appear in fiction. This annual contest was created to inspire honest, unsentimental stories about teachers and the rich and complex world of schools. This year, the Academy for Teachers has partnered with Electric Literature to publish the winning entry.

There are a few criteria for submissions:
  • The story’s protagonist or its narrator must be a  K-12 teacher. 
  • The story must be between 6 and 749 words long.
  • Story must be previously unpublished.
  • Use 12-point Arial font and double space. Put your name, email address, phone number, and the story’s word count in the upper left corner. 
  • You must be 18 years or older to submit. Please submit only once.
  • Submissions open July 15 and the deadline to submit is October 1

The first-prize winner will receive $1,000 and the story will be published online in The Commuter, our home for brief, diverting, and innovative writing. The second-prize winner will receive $500.


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