Taking Submissions: Bland to Grand Flash Fiction Contest

Bland to Grand

Deadline: September 30th, 2011
Contest: First prize, Kindle. Second prize, $50

Bland to Grand Flash Fiction Contest: Think of the most boring person, place or thing imaginable and turn it into an energy rush in 2500 characters or less.


First Prize: Amazon Kindle!
Second Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Top 5 finalists will receive a free copy of the latest CCC anthology, Overgrown: Tales of the Unexpected.

How To Enter

1. Register for a free ColumbusCoop.org account by clicking here.
2. Check your email and follow the link to verify your account.
3. Sign in at ColumbusCoop.org, and follow the prompts to submit your story.
4. Your first entry is free, subsequent entries cost $1.99
5. Send the link to your friends and wait for the votes to roll in.


This contest ends on September 30, 2011! You must submit your entry by then, the earlier you submit, the longer you have to collect votes.

The Process

The public will vote on all entries through September 30, 2011. The top vote earners will move on to the finals, where a CCC judging panel will determine the winners. Winner will be notified by October 12, 2011.


One free entry per person.
All entries must follow CCC’s PG-13 guidelines, and be written in conventional English with American grammar (foreign language dialog is permitted).
You must use your real name and accurate contact information, including phone numbers, when registering to be eligible for prizes. Winner will be notified by phone or email, and be given a limited amount of time to respond.
All U.S. residents are eligible to win prizes, except for contest judges. Non-U.S. residents may participate, but are not eligible for prizes.
This contest may be canceled or modified at any time, without notice.
“Vote counting” system will be used only to determine finalists. Winners will be selected by CCC’s panel of judges, which may employ any criteria it wishes. Vote count may not be up-to-date in real time.
Entries may be removed at any time for any reason, including inappropriate content, improperly formatted or unintelligible content, violation of rules or failure to follow the theme of the contest, as determined by the contest administrators.
By submitting an entry, you grant CCC non-exclusive rights to publish the story to its website for the life of the story’s copyright.
Winner will be notified by email.
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