• Mary Decker

ATA Flash Fiction Contest 2018 - Week 4

General rules

1) One entry per person

2) Be respectful

3) Be kind.

4) Leave comments (see rules 2 and 3)

5) Have fun.

Please note: This is the monthly judged contest. In addition to the winners badge, there will also be an honorable mention award (more depending on the number of entries). The winner will also get a free 30 day guest pass to the Author Transformation Alliance.

Judging: This weeks judge will be Mary Decker. All entries will be judged blind - meaning that all identifying information will be removed prior to the judge reading the entries.

Entries will be judged on the following:

  • Technical -

  • Basic writing mechanics

  • Complete sentences

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Punctuation

  • Basic story mechanics

  • Beginning

  • Middle

  • End

  • Artistic

  • Story flow

  • Word usage

  • Memorability

  • Affect

  • Use of the prompt

  • Did the story deliver?

Please note, the word count for this contest is a little longer from 250-700 words.


Specific Rules:

In the comments, submit a story inspired by the image above - word count 250-700 words (not including title) Entries must be posted prior to Sunday January 28th, 2018 at 23:59

Stories will be processed and winners will be announced on Friday

Winners will be announced on Friday. February 2nd at Noon.

Fine Print

The Author Transformation Alliance (ATA) Flash Fiction Contest is open to everyone, regardless of membership status. Share this link so your friends & followers can vote for you!


The Winner and Runner(s) up will each receive a badge. Additionally, the winner will receive a free 30 day guest pass to the ATA

Upcoming Contests:

February 3rd - Popular Choice award Badge

February 9th - Popular Choice award Badge

Please note: In celebration of her birthday, Author Audrey Hughey has asked to judge the February 17th competition. The award will be a free 3 month guest pass to The Author Transformation Alliance courtesy of TheWriteServices.com

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