The Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest

Short fiction up to 750 words.

Sponsored by Duotrope

bumblebee1Is your shortest fiction soft and appealing with a hidden sting?  Send us your short, sweet, and sassy fiction for a chance to win $300 and publication in Pulp Literature.  Get an editorial critique for only $15 more.  Judged by flash fiction master Bob Thurber,  winner of numerous awards and author of the novel Paperboy.

Contest opens:  1 January 2018
Deadline:  15  February 2018
Winner notified:  15 March 2018
Winner published in:  Issue 19, Summer 2018
Prize:  $300 plus a 1 year Duotrope membership.

Judge: Bob Thurber

Entry fee: $15
Earlybird fee (before 15 January): $10
Entry fees include a 1-year digital subscription to Pulp Literature.
Editorial critique: $15

This contest is for previously unpublished works of fiction up to 750 words in length.  Total entries limited to 300.

This contest is for previously unpublished short fiction up to 750 words in length.  Multiple entries welcome.  Total entries limited to 300.

Want feedback on your story?  Get a professional critique from one of the Pulp Literature editors for only $15 more.  Critiques are sent out after the judging is over.

Submission Guidelines

Send your stories(s) in separate .docx, .doc, or .pdf files to  The document should not include your name or identifying information other than the title and text of the poem.  In the body of the email include

  1.  Your name and contact information
  2. The number of stories submitted
  3. The title(s) of the stories(s)
  4.  Where you heard about the contest (optional, but we like to know how word spreads!)

You can use the paypal button below to add your payment to the shopping cart on the sidebar.  If you are submitting multiple stories you can pay for them together by altering the quantities in your shopping cart.  If you would prefer to pay by cheque or e-transfer contact us at pulpliteraturepress(at)

Entry Fee

Editorial Critique 

Pulp Literature Press reserves the right to refuse entries that do not adhere to contest guidelines.  If fewer than 25 entries that meet guidelines are received, contests may be cancelled and entrants refunded.

Thank you for your entry!  Editorial feedback, if requested will be sent after the contest winners are announced.  Digital subscriptions are sent out when the contest closes.

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