December/January Flash Fiction Contest

The second round of this year’s NEHS Writing Contest is open now through January 9, 2023. Any member from an active chapter, student or Advisor, may submit original work based on this round’s theme of letters to inspirational people. Writers are asked to craft a letter between 75 and 150 words to an individual who has changed the way the writer thinks. Letters may be addressed to actual individuals, living or deceased, or to fictional characters that have lingered in the mind of the writer.

All entries for the December/January cycle will be uploaded through AwardSpring. Learn more about this year’s submission and eligibility guidelines. The best flash fiction selected during each phase of the contest this year become finalists eligible for monetary awards at the end of the school year.

Please note: NEHS will contact Advisors if applicants submit writing that suggests the need for possible intervention.

For the final Writing Contest cycle of the school year we will be looking for “Personal Memoirs,” 200-350 words in length, to be submitted in April.

Read the winning submissions for the first round of this year’s contest, featuring six-word stories.


Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Past Writing Contest Winners

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