Call for Entries: Flash 405, February 2023: “Tacky”

We are delighted to kick off another round of Flash 405 with a new prompt, “Tacky,” chosen by our own Krista Nave!

Krista started her journey with Exposition Review as a participant in our annual “Share Your Voice!” publishing workshop and a contributor to our “Wonder” issue with her first published poem “Justice Favors Fortune.” Then she was an intern on our “Act/Break” issue and an associate editor on “Hunger” and “Flux.” And for our upcoming issue, “Lines,” Krista is serving as Stage & Screen Editor.

Submissions will open on February 4, 2023, via Submittable. Before submitting, we encourage you to check out the full prompt below. You can also see further guidelines and see past contest winners by visiting our Flash 405 page.

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Call for Entries! Flash 405, February 2017: “Monster”


Our annual issue submissions are closed, but you know what that means—it’s time for the 2017 Flash 405 season! That’s right, Expo’s multi-genre short form writing competition is back. Offering you a chance to win cash prizes and online publication, we will be accepting entries for our first round of Flash 405 from February 4–March 5, 2017. We accept entries in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and stage & screen via Submittable.

Read on to get inspiration on this month’s theme from judge and Expo editor Lauren Gorski:

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Call for Submissions! Vol. II: “Surface”


It’s that time of year again: submission season. From September 15-December 15, 2016, we’ll be accepting submissions our annual issue. Exposition Review accepts narratives in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, stage & screen, art & photography, comics, and we’re excited to announce this year we will now also accept submissions of experimental narratives!

We’re also excited to announce the theme for our next issue: “Surface.” Read on to learn more about what we’re looking for:

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