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Flash Memoir Contest 2022

11/13/2021| WFLF


Think back on your flashpoint moments, your pivotal scenes, the revealing snapshots in time, the short take on a brief but oh-so-meaningful encounter. In no more than 800 words, share the heart of your story, the keepsake take-away, the kernel, the essence. Distill your experience, impact us with its meaning. Submissions open January 1 for West Florida Literary Federation's contest for short, creative nonfiction, In Focus: A Contest for Flash Memoir.

The contest is open to any member of the West Florida Literary Federation (WFLF), Florida Writers Association (FWA), and any resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton or Bay counties (Florida) or Baldwin, Mobile and Escambia counties (Alabama). There is no entry fee for WFLF members; non-members pay $10, which goes to support programs and projects which promote the literary arts.

First, second and third place will be awarded cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25. Honorable mentions will receive certificates of merit. Winning memoirs will be published in West Florida Literary Federation’s electronic newsletter, The Legend, which will be emailed to winners and WFLF members. Winners will be announced at the Federation’s annual meeting in Pensacola, Florida, which is scheduled for February 2022.
Luke Wallin, professor of creative writing, former Editor of The Louisville Review, and award-winning author of national acclaim, will serve as a guest judge.

Submissions will be accepted only by the Submittable online submission manager. Submissions open January 1, 2022 and close midnight January 31, 2022. The link to submit will be available in mid-December.

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