Submissions for this contest are now closed. Thank you for your interest and keep on writing!
Stories with a word-count limit of 1,000 or less must be submitted electronically as a Word document via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not include your name in the electronic filename of the document.
The submission must have a cover page which includes:
The cover page will not count toward the 1,000-word limit.
Author must be a high school student (public, private or homeschooled) in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in the 2018-2019 school year.
Author must live in New Jersey.
Only one submission per author.
Contest winners will be announced at the Morristown Festival of Books Keynote Presentation, held at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 12.
All finalist stories will be featured on our website!
Judging will be based on the following criteria:
All entries must:
Submissions not satisfying these criteria in any respect will be disqualified. If the Morristown Festival of Books, in its sole discretion, has reason to believe that any entry contains material that may infringe or violate any law or rights of a third party or that the use or broadcast of such entry in the manner described herein may infringe or violate any law or rights of a third party, the Festival may immediately disqualify such entry and take any other measures the Festival deems appropriate or necessary.
By submitting a flash fiction entry, the entrant grants to the Morristown Festival of Books:
The right to edit the story for grammar, spelling and punctuation; and
The following, and their family members, are prohibited from participation in this contest:
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