When it comes to rounding out our Flash 405 season this year, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with, well, a party theme. As we prepare for a new season at Expo and celebrate seasons past, Barrelhouse fiction editor Christopher Gonzalez knows how to kick off the festivities with the theme “House Party” for our August Flash 405 contest.
Entries for this round will be accepted until September 5, 2021 via Submittable. We also encourage you to visit our Flash 405 page where you will find the full guidelines and can read past contest winners.
Read on to learn more about this month’s contest:
– August 2021 Round –
The Judge: Christopher Gonzalez
Christopher Gonzalez is the author of the forthcoming story collection I’m Not Hungry But I Could Eat. A 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Fiction, his writing has appeared in the Nation, Catapult, Best Microfiction, Best Small Fictions, Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction, and elsewhere. He serves as a fiction editor at Barrelhouse and lives in Brooklyn, NY, but mostly on Twitter @livesinpages.
The Theme: House Party
“Take me to your best friend’s house, the band Grouplove sings in their 2011 smash-hit “Tongue Tied.” Roll around this roundabout. Oh yeah…
Ready to start writing? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
– Submissions open from August 4–September 5, 2021 –
Photo Credit: Photo by Samantha Gades.