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2023 Postcard Fiction Contest

We had so much fun reading your entries to our first flash fiction contest that we thought, "Hey, let's see what new stories are waiting to get written in 2023." And just to keep things interesting (we know you love a challenge), we're calling on you to write a story in 250 words or less -  like you could fit it on a postcard, but stamps are expensive, so you can submit your story through our digital upload submission form.


Submissions open April 1st to May 31st

Prizes: $300, $200, & $100

Winning entries will be published in Counterflow Magazine

issue#3 in 2024

Entries will be judged by Ken Rivard, author of CanalWatch

Submission Guidelines

Wordstorm members - $5.00

Non-Members - $25.00  (You can become a Wordstorm member prior to entering to qualify for the $5.00 entry fee.)

             - Stories must be 250 words or less in length and must be fictional.


              - Stories can be on any subject or theme you choose and must be your original work.

                 Entries must be not have been previously published. Reprints are not accepted.

               - Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.

             - Entries should be typed in 12 point font - Times or Times New Roman preferred.

             - You may enter more than once, however, an entry fee will apply to each consecutive 


            - Please include your name, title of your story and your email address in the upper right                              corner of your story. 

            - Once you have paid your entry fee, you will receive an email with the link to upload your 














Synchronous Connections 2021 - fostered collaboration between writers of all genres, visual artists, photographers, musicians, dancers, video and filmmakers as well as other creatives. The contest encouraged artists working across a wide spectrum to collaborate on projects evolved from mixing the perspectives and techniques of various art forms. Projects involved two or more creators working in different media or genres.


All work was the original material of the collaborators. Projects were designed for presentation as an online format compatible with Zoom. Many of the projects enlisted team members based in different geographical locations who were able to communicate and complete their projects using online platforms.

The winning project videos were showcased online at Wordstorm’s October 26th, 2021 Omniform Lounge event.

A few reactions from finalists and participants:

from a Contest finalist:


“None of us would have pursued the projects if it hadn’t been for Synchronous Connections.”


comments from event attendees:


“Great work and congratulations to all of the teams. It's lovely to see people working together in separate places. I hope you'll all continue to do so. If there's one thing I've learned in life it's that it's so incredibly important to create things with the people that you love.”


“Thank you everyone for a great evening!”




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