George Dila Memorial
Flash Fiction Contest
The editors of Third Wednesday wish to
honor the memory of George
Dila, friend of Third Wednesday and the editor
who guided fiction at TW from infancy to adulthood. We are proud to
have called him friend and colleague. To this end, we proudly
announce the opening of The George Dila Memorial Flash Fiction
Contest. Until August 31, 2017 we will accept entries of
previously unpublished stories of under 1000 words in length
judge for this contest is Phillip Sterling, author of In
Which Brief Stories Are Told (short
fiction, Wayne State University Press 2011), and six collections of
poetry. You can read his qualifications, awards and publication
Formatting your story entry is easy.
We want submissions in size 12 Times New Roman font, single spaced
with one inch margins all around. You may enter as many stories as
you like, but each must be in a separate submission. Save your
document in .doc or .docx format and upload it where prompted by our
Submittable account. You can name files whatever is convenient for you
but the submission title must match the title of your story. Do
not include any identifying information within files or file names.
Our judge will read all submissions blindly.
Winners will be awarded a 1st prize of $150, 2nd prize of $75, and 3rd prize
of $25 along with publication and a copy of the issue in which the
contest winners appear. All submitted entries will also be
considered for regular publication.
Entry fee for this contest is just
$5.00 per story.
You can pay through our Submittable account with a credit card or Pay Pal
Mail a check or money order payable to
Third Wednesday (you may combine
payment for multiple entries) to:
11316 Farley Street
Redford, MI 48239
your entry fee within the same week you upload your entry. We will
not read your story until the entry fee has been received.
Do not include a printed copy of your story but do include the title(s) of your story(s) with your payment so that we
can credit your payment properly. Remember,
no identifying information within the uploaded file.