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CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest 2021


2021 CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest

Guest Judge: Robert Lopez

Thank you and best of luck to all who participated in the 2021 CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest. We appreciate your support!

Our goal is to contact all writers by January 31, 2022. We want to give your work back to you as quickly as possible if not advancing; by the middle of November, we will start to release entries. We hope to have a longlist decided by late January and a shortlist of finalists sent to Robert Lopez by early February with decisions made and winners announced by mid-March. We hope to publish the winning pieces in April 2022.

Robert Lopez is the author of three novels, Part of the World, Kamby Bolongo Mean River—named one of 25 important books of the decade by HTML Giant, All Back Full, and two story collections, Asunder and Good People. A new book, A Better Class Of People, will be published by Dzanc Books in March 2022. He teaches at Pratt Institute and Stony Brook University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Founded in 2006, Rose Metal Press is a not-for-profit publisher specializing in the publication of literary work in hybrid genres, including flash fiction and nonfiction; prose poetry; novels-in-verse or book-length linked narrative poems; novellas-in-flash; lyric essays; text and image works; and other literary works that move beyond the traditional genres of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression.