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Issue 109, July – Sept 2017
Prime Number Magazine is a publication of Press 53, PO Box 30314, Winston-Salem, NC 27130

The Prime Number Magazine Flash Fiction Contest, a Monthly Competition

Prime Number Magazine’s monthly flash fiction contest earn you a cash prize plus publication in Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 Publication).

Open: First day of each month.
Deadline: Last day of each month, midnight Eastern Standard Time.

Prize for our winner: $251 (a prime number) plus publication in Prime Number Magazine with traditional layout on individual page with author photo, bio, Q&A, and the winning story.

Reading fee: $7 (a prime number)
Entries will only be accepted through Submittable, your online submissions manager.


Final Judge: for September 2017, Kathleen MCGookey, author of Stay.

Winner Announced: No later than November 1, 2017. All entries considered for publication.

Submit one unpublished story that is no more than 751 words (a prime number), double-spaced in 12-pt. type with numbered pages. Multiple entries require separate reading fees.

Reading fee is $7 (a prime number) per entry and is nonrefundable. 

The judging process is “blind,” so author’s name should not appear anywhere on or in the story.

Writer will be prompted by Submittable to give name, bio, and contact information on a cover sheet separate from the story.

Open to any writer anywhere in the world whose entry is unpublished and written in English. 

Authors who have published a book with Press 53 are not eligible to enter.

Entries will only be accepted through Submittable, your online submissions manager. 

Requests to open your entry for editing via Submittable cannot be accepted after the deadline.

Writer is asked to withdraw the submission through Submittable should it be accepted for publication elsewhere. If entry is withdrawn, reading fee is nonrefundable and entry cannot be replaced with another piece. 

The winning story must remain unpublished until it appears in Prime Number Magazine, otherwise the prize and publication will be forfeited. 

Cash prize awarded upon publication.

Prime Number Magazine is granted First Serial Rights. All rights revert back to author upon publication.

Confirmation of entry will be sent via e-mail by Submittable immediately after submission.

An announcement of our winner will be sent to all entrants via email through Submittable, and posted on Facebook and Twitter, no later than September 1, 2017.