Enter our first ever free-to-enter Flash Fiction Contest!

It’s finally here! You are invited to Lucent Dreaming’s first ever Flash Fiction Contest. It’s free to enter and you could win our coveted Lucent Dreaming merch, publication & an Amazon gift card! All stories will be considered for publication in our upcoming special flash fiction issue.

Download the Lucent Dreaming Flash Fiction Contest PDF or scroll down for full details/rules/terms and conditions.

Prompt: Lead


  • Your entry must be between 400 and 800 words and be inspired by our prompt.
  • Your entry must be previously unpublished.
  • You cannot submit a story you have currently submitted elsewhere. (No simultaneous submissions.)
  • You must be 18+ to enter.
  • Your entry must be written by you!
  • You must submit your entry via our entry form as a document file (linked below).
  • You can submit multiple entries per round but you cannot resubmit or edit an entry after it has been submitted.
  • This contest is open from March 4th 2019 to April 7th 2019 at 11:59GMT.

Any entries that don’t follow these rules will be automatically disqualified.

How to enter:

Go to Tinyurl.com/LucentFlash and fill out our entry form. You must have a Gmail account to enter!*


Your flash fiction story will be judged on its premise; the quality of writing; whether we feel for your character and your story’s overall coherence. We will announce the winners of the contest three weeks after the contest ends.


(Awarded if we receive 10 or more qualifying submissions)

1st Prize
£25 or $30 Amazon giftcard, your story published on our website or in our magazine, limited edition LD merch!
2nd Prize
£10 or $15 Amazon giftcard, your story published on our website.


Terms and conditions:

*If you can’t submit through our Google form, attach your .doc or .docx file with your word count, pen name and submission title to lucentdreaming@outlook.com with the subject LD Contest by the deadline. 1. Our prizes are only awarded if we have 10 or more qualifying submissions. 2. We’ll disqualify stories that don’t follow our rules, are offensive or otherwise inappropriate. 3. We can’t accept stories not written in English. 4. By submitting to the contest you agree that if you win, you allow us to publish your story on our website and/or magazine. 5. We’ll use your email address to contact you regarding your contest entry. 6. We may contact you about publishing your entry in our upcoming issue.


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