The Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize

The Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize

Sponsored by Duotrope!

The 2018 Hummingbird Prize will close on June 15th.

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 2018
Deadline: 15 June 2018
Winners notified: 15 July 2018
Winners published in: Pulp Literature Issue 23, Winter 2019
First Prize: $300 and a 1 year subscription to Duotropehummingbird5
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This contest is for previously unpublished short fiction up to 1000 words in length.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

Use the paypal button below to add your payment to the shopping cart. 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 e-transfer contact us at pulpliteraturepress(at)

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.

Once you have paid the entry fee, fill in the entry form with your information and transaction ID. Then upload your story to our entry form in Word .doc or .docx format.

Entry Form