Ends on August 15, 2018

$5.00 USD, $10.00 USD

Second Annual George Dila Memorial Flash Fiction Contest:

The editors of Third Wednesday are pleased to honor the memory of George Dila, friend of Third Wednesday and the editor who guided fiction at T.W. from infancy to adulthood. We are proud to have called him friend and colleague. To this end, we proudly announce the opening of Second Annual George Dila Memorial Flash Fiction Contest.

The entry fee of $5 per story(one story per entry) is payable via credit card or by Pay Pal through Submittable at the time of your submission, (all first entries will receive a free PDF copy of last year's contest issue - a $5 value) or enter for FREE with the purchase of a 2 issue e-subscription to Third Wednesday for $10. You will receive a PDF copy of the current issue at the time of your entry and the contest issue will be delvered to you when it is available near the end of September. You may enter multiple stories but include only one story per entry. 

From May 1st  to August 15th,  2018 we will accept entries of previously unpublished fiction under 1000 words in length (including title). Three winning stories will receive cash prizes of $100 each and a print copy of the contest issue.

Formatting your story entry is easy. We want submissions in size 12 Times New Roman font, single spaced with one inch margins all around.  Save your document in .doc or .docx format and upload it where prompted by our Submittable account. You can name files whatever is convenient for you but the submission title should match the title of your story. Do not include any identifying information within files or file names. Our judge will read all submissions blindly.

Our judge for this contest is Marilyn L. Taylor.

 Marilyn L. Taylor attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she earned a BS in mass communications, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where she earned an MA in linguistics and a PhD in creative writing.  Dr. Taylor is  retired after a long career teaching English for the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has served as poet laureate of the state of Wisconsin and of the city of Milwaukee. Her full bio and publication history can be found at her website (HERE) or at the Poetry Foundation website (HERE).  Dr. Taylor will be reading entries as they are submitted and making a determination whether each is in or out of contention for one of the three prizes.  Entrants who are eliminated from contention wil be notified of their status immediately so that they are free to submit their work elsewhere. 

 By submitting work to Third Wednesday, the author grants us First Right to publish the work in print and electronically (on our blog site).  Winning and honorable mention stories will be published in one issue of Third Wednesday. Copyright is retained by the author.