Summer Flash Fiction Contest — 2023


Each month, members receive a prompt. Participants have five days to complete a flash piece of writing based on the prompt and submit the piece to the Flash Fiction Coordinator. The anonymous submissions are then sent out to the CCMWG members to read and choose 3 submissions in ranking order of their choices: #1, #2, and #3. The monthly Flash Fiction Coordinator will tally up the selections and report the winners to the CCMWG members. First, second, and third place winning entries will be published in CCMWG’s Well Versed annual publication.

Please read the rules carefully before submitting your entry.

(Entries not complying with the competition rules may be disqualified.)

Please read the rules carefully before submitting your entry.
Participants in the 2023 Flash Fiction contest must be members of CCMWG.
1. Entries must be the work of the entrant and must not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere in print or online, including blogs or personal websites.
2. All winning entries are eligible for publication in Well Versed as finalists in the Well Versed 2022 Flash Fiction contest. If an author decides to withdraw their Flash Fiction entry from Well Versed 2022, they need to do so in writing before December 2021. The entry will also be withdrawn from the Well Versed 2022 publication.
3. If the author’s work is accepted for publication elsewhere, please notify the Flash Fiction Coordinator immediately.

Friday July 14: Here is your 2nd Summer Flash Fiction 2023 photo prompt. Write 225 words or less narrative, prose, poetry, essay, letter, blog, advertisement, diary entry, etc. Title the submission.
Saturday July 22: Respond by midnight CST. by hitting reply to with your submission.
Tuesday July 25: The Flash Fiction Coordinator sends out the submissions, minus authors’ names, for CCMWG members to read and rank #1, #2, & #3.
Friday July 28: Member’s votes due. The winners and their submissions are announced on Sunday July 30th.First, second, and third place entries will be published in the 2024 Well Versed.

Submission Rules
1. Submissions must be unpublished.
2. One entry per Flash Fiction photo prompt by each participant.
3. Entries should be made online.
4. Entries must be received before midnight (CST) of the closing date.
5. The filename of an entry should be the same as the title. The first five words of the entry may be used as the title and filename.
6. Obvious spelling and punctuation errors will be corrected before publishing in Well Versed.
7. Any significant edits will be made in consultation with the author.
8. Please check your email address carefully before submitting your entry.
9. If you do not receive a confirmation email (check your spam) and contact (


1. Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author; however, the winners of the first, second, and third place prizes grant CCMWG:

  • the right to publish their entry before anyone else in print or online.
  • the right to include their entry in the CCMWG anthology, Well Versed.

2. The submission of an entry in the CCMWG Flash Fiction contest grants CCMWG permission to publish the author’s winning entry and the right to publish their entry before anyone else in print or online.

  • Issue the name of the author of each submission, after the winners have been announced.
  • non-exclusive rights to their entry, including the right to submit their entry to the CCMWG membership for voting and in Well Versed website and the right to include their entry in an anthology.

3. If the entrants Flash Fiction entry is selected, as submission of a Flash Fiction entry, an entrant gives CCMWG the right to publish their entry. If the entry does not win the Flash Fiction contest and is not published in Well Versed, All rights revert back to the entrant.

The information given in these Rules is correct; however, CCMWG reserves the right to change any of the above.