It’s time for another Morning Rain Publishing Flash Fiction Contest! This time we’re focusing on the change of seasons and the upcoming holidays, and we’re calling it Flash Fiction Flurries!

Any person, any age, from anywhere around the world can enter. The three best stories will be posted here, one each day between Tuesday, December 22nd and Thursday, December 24th. The top three entries will also receive an MRP prize package in the mail!


  1. It has to be wintery. The idea is to have a Holiday theme, but as long as it’s snowy, magical, and it warms our hearts; we’ll accept it.
  2. It has to be flash. One thousand (1,000) words or less please.
  3. It has to be fiction…

MRP will pick our favourite stories and post them here on December 12th. The Top Three Winners will be determined by public vote. The voting period will take place between December 13th and December 20th, and it will be based on one sentence pitches! Don’t worry, authors; we’ll help with this.


  1. Please make sure to put “Flash Fiction Flurries Submission” in the subject line of your email.
  2. Please introduce yourself, or at least say hello before starting your flash.
  3. Please copy your story into the body of the email. Attachments will not be opened.
  4. Deadline – Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Other Stuff

Winners will be asked to provide a one paragraph blurb about themselves, along with a picture (optional), and a link back to their website (also optional).
Please remember that the winning stories will be posted here for all to see, therefore, it is important to know that the audience could be anyone. So try to keep it PG.
You are more than welcome to submit multiple short stories as long as you follow all the rules and guidelines above. Each submission requires a new email.

Bonus points will be given to stories that include any or all of the following words:

  • Holiday
  • Lights
  • Sleigh
  • Magic
  • Cockleshells

This last point is just to keep you on your toes.

Fine Print: All submissions must be original and not in the public domain; by entering the contest the author agrees that their story does not violate the right of privacy of any person; that it contains no libelous, obscene, or other unlawful matter; and that it does not infringe upon the copyright or violate any other right of any person or party. By submitting, authors warrant they hold the rights to publish their work, and MRP will not be held liable for any shenanigans.

Email us your entry today, and remember to use “Flash Fiction Flurries Submission” in the message header.

If you have any issues with the email link, you can send your submissions directly to

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