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The Forge Flash Prose Competitions (Deadline: September 14)

Submissions: September 1-14 (or once they reach a cap). Note: “The fee-free entries are capped at 100 pieces per category. If you are comfortably able to afford the fee, please leave the free submission slots for those who are not.” Prizes: “In 2023, the first-place winners [flash fiction and flash nonfiction] will be awarded $1,000.00 (writers who reside outside the United States must be able to receive payment via PayPal) and publication.”

About the Journal

The Forge Literary Magazine was founded by volunteers from the Fiction Forge, an international online writers’ forum, which counts amongst its members and alumni winners of numerous literary awards, including the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, O. Henry Prize, the Bridport Prize, the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Pinch Literary Award in Fiction. Former members’ novels have been published by Bloomsbury, Chatto & Windus, Sceptre, Headline and Little, Brown. Our all-volunteer staff shares editorial duties equally, we pay our contributors, and our taste is wide-ranging and eclectic. The Forge Literary Magazine is a project of Forge Literary Press, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (tax ID: 82-0910097) incorporated in the state of California. We nominate our pieces for Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, Pushcart, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfictions.