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Our annual flash contest is here! Here are 10 tips if you’re considering entering.

Our flash contest opens on July 1 and closes on Aug. 15 – and we're looking for both fiction AND nonfiction entries.

Tips for entering our annual summer flash contest

Take a hard look at your story before submitting. What does the reader need to know? Mercilessly interrogate every aspect of your story: Is it needed? Is it relevant? Does it move the plot forward, deliver much-needed information, affect the mood or setting, or develop characters? Which sentences propel your narrative forward and which slow it down? 

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