SciFi/Fantasy Alien Life Flash Fiction Contest

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Hawk and Young are seeking tales of alien life bent on conquest. This can be scifi or fantasy, or a mix of the two. Where did they come from? What do they want? We like underdog heroes, strong character development, vivid settings and a good twist at the end.
• Please keep foul language to a minimum-it loses its punch if over-used.
• Dialogue needs to be believable, and please keep dialects/slang to a minimum.
• Please show more of the action, than just telling the reader what happens.

EVERY ENTRY WILL RECEIVE A WRITTEN REVIEW!! We will write you a personal review of your contest entry.

Enter by June 15th

These entries are read blind, so follow the directions below!

1. Email entries to

2. Entries cost $5, Paypal directly to:

Entries without payment will be disqualified. Include Paypal name on your cover page.

3. Entries must have a cover page attached separately!

Cover page should include:

  • Name
  • Address for mailing gift card
  • Email
  • Website address
  • Paypal name to check payment received
  • Author bio – 50-100 words

Flash fiction should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words. Entries above or below these numbers will be disqualified. Entries must be in 12 point font, double spaced, and in Word or PDF format.
Submitted material must be unpublished. “Unpublished” means work that has not been previously published in print or online in electronic journals, e-zines, or publishing websites.
All submissions must be in English.

Winners will receive:
1st – Amazon gift card for $50, publication on our website with author interview,
2nd- Amazon gift card for $25, publication on our website with author interview
3rd – Amazon gift card for $10, publication on our website with author blurb and author interview
Honorable mention – publication on our website with author blurb
Winners will be notified by email and those in 1st and 2nd place will receive their interview questions by email as well.

Deadline: June 15th

Contributors agree to the right to publish winning pieces to the Hawk and Young website. Decisions regarding winners are final. The author retains copyright and may publish the submission elsewhere after it appears in Hawk and Young.
No contest entry fees will be returned. Entry fees cover the prize purse and are reinvested into new contests.

Below is an email signup form for you if you wish to keep in touch about this contest.