Write Action announces their annual contest, this year Flash Fiction. The winning entry will be a work of fiction no longer than 820 words. Writers can choose which of three possible themes are most inspiring. 1) "Planting seeds the day before the end" OR 2) "Hope in the dark" OR 3) "Fixing what can be fixed" Story Body:

Write Action announces their annual contest, this year Flash Fiction. The winning entry will be a work of fiction no longer than 820 words. Writers can choose which of three possible themes are most inspiring. 1) "Planting seeds the day before the end" OR 2) "Hope in the dark" OR 3) "Fixing what can be fixed"

The piece should have a title, but no name or address. The name and address of the author, as well as the title should be submitted on a separate piece of paper. Deadline is Sept. 25.

First submission is free, subsequent submissions require a $10 fee each, for up to three entries total. Prizes: 1st: $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $25. In addition the first prize winner is invited to read at Write Action’s Literary Festival Spotlight Reading on

Send one copy of your story without any identifying information, along with a cover letter giving title, author’s name, address, email address, and phone number to Write Action Contest, P.O. Box 822, Brattleboro, 05301. Please include a check if applicable made out to Write Action, Flash Fiction Contest on memo line.


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Submissions may be sent as an email attachment, one document including cover letter and all submissions to: info@writeaction.org. Flash Fiction Contest on the subject line. Payment is via PayPal on the WA web site, or by check to the above address.

Write Action invites you to sign up for the e-newsletter, the place to find notices of literary events and opportunities in the tri-state region. Simply go to: http://eepurl.com/RN3uv Instructions will follow. This is necessary for past subscribers and new as we change over to the Mail Chimp program, which we believe will be advantageous both to our subscribers and the WA organization. The new newsletter will be inaugurated this month.

And finally, save the date -- Sunday, Aug. 17, 12 to 4 p.m. for this year’s potluck picnic (rain date is Aug. 24). Special this year at the picnic will be a raffle for some special items that have a literary theme. We hope you will join us for a fun day of shmoozing, good food, opportunity to get cool stuff, open reading, and more.

For questions, email: info@writeaction.org Directions to picnic: South on Route 5 100 yards past Guilford Country Store, over cement bridge, immediate right onto Melendy Hill Road. House is a red 18th century farmhouse with attached sheds 6/10 of a mile up the hill from Route 5.