The Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize

The Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize

The 2017 Hummingbird Prize is now closed for entries.
Congratulations to the winners and shortlisted authors!

Got something short, sharp and snappy to tell?  Wow us with your most economical and brilliant storytelling.  This contest is for short fiction under 1000 words.  Want feedback on your story?  Get a professional critique from one of the Pulp Literature editors for only $15 more.

Contest opens: 1 May 2017
Deadline: 15 June 2017
Winners notified: 15 July 2017
Winners published in: Pulp Literature Issue 17, Winter 2018
First Prize: $300hummingbird5
Runner up: $75

Judge: Bob Thurber

Entry fee: $15
Editorial Critique: $15
Early Bird fee (before 15 May): $10
Entry fees include a 1-year digital subscription to Pulp Literature.

This contest is for previously unpublished short fiction up to 1000 words in length.  Multiple entries welcome.  Total entries limited to 300.

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)

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Hummingbird 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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