Flash Fiction


Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Submission Guidelines

Submissions to the flash fiction contest must be 

  • 250 to 1000 words
  • 12 pt. font
  • Times New Roman or Garamond 
  • double-spaced 
  • in either Microsoft Word or Open Office format. 
  • Students may submit up to 3 pieces 
  • Must put "Flash Fiction Contest" in the subject line 

Make sure that your name does not appear on the story itself, that pages are numbered, and that the title of the piece appears in a header on each page. Please also include a cover page with your contact information, including name, address, phone number, and email address. 

All submissions must be original and unpublished.


The campus-wide theme for the 2019-2020 year is "The Many Stories of Weber." We encourage all students with a story to submit to us. We're interested in work that reflects the theme in unique narrative styles and we hope to recieve a diverse range of submissions; after all, we know that Weber State students each have a distinct story to tell. 

The use of the theme is meant to provide a sense of unity to submissions as well as inspiration to those submitting. However, it is not required that submissions include the theme. A non-themed submission can win just as easily as a themed submission, but we encourage those choosing to submit to use the theme as they can. 

Send us your best work!


Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place, and the winning submission will be published in the spring issue of Metaphor. Finalists will also be considered for publication. 

How to Submit

Email an electronic copy of the document to weberstatemetaphor@gmail.com with the subject line "Flash Fiction Contest." Again, please review the guidelines above before sending us your work.