03/26/19 - Flash Fiction and Literary Nonfiction Readings by Contest Winners

Flash Fiction and Literary Nonfiction Readings by Contest Winners
03/26/2019, 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
March 26
2019/03/26 17:00
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
05:00 PM
06:30 PM

Flash Fiction and Literary Nonfiction 2019 contest winners will read from their work on Tuesday, March 26, from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., at the Oakland Center, Gold Room A. Refreshments will be served.

Flash Fiction Contest

The Flash Fiction Contest celebrates very short fiction: flash fiction, micro fiction, short-shorts. Stories must be 250-1000 words in length. There are two separate contests, the Undergraduate Contest, open to all OU students who have been enrolled within a year of the contest’s date. The Open Contest is open to everyone who is not an undergrad, including alumni, faculty, graduate students, and staff members.

Entrants may submit as many as three stories. All entries must be typed and double-spaced. The author's name may not appear anywhere on the entries; a separate cover page should contain name, email address, phone number, and the titles of all the stories; a single page may be used to list the titles of multiple entries. Please identify yourself as a student, graduate student, faculty, staff member, or alum, and indicate which contest you’re submitting to. Email to OUFlashFiction@gmail.com (please include "Flash Fiction Contest – Grad/Alum" or "Flash Fiction Contest - Undergrad" in the subject).

Literary Nonfiction Contest

We want to hear your true stories told in beautiful and innovative ways! Enter the Literary Nonfiction Contest with personal essays about events that have happened to you, or evocative writing about things that fascinate you: cultural commentary, current and historical events, scientific concepts, etc. Literary nonfiction is different from journalism and critical (academic) writing in that is takes an intentionally creative approach to telling stories.

Contest is open to all OU students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Submit one essay of up to 8 double-spaced pages.

Writer’s name must not appear on the essay. Include with entry a separate page with writer’s name, email, and phone number, and the essay title. You must identify yourself as a student, graduate student, faculty, staff, or alum. Email entry to OUliterarynonfiction@gmail.com.

Entries must be submitted or postmarked by March 1. 


Oakland Center (OC)

Gold Room A

312 Meadow Brook Road

Rochester , MI 48309-4454

Contact Information
Jeffrey Chapman and Susan McCarty