Microcosms – mini universes in 300 words or fewer

Microcosms is a free flash-fiction contest designed to inspire writers and entertain readers. We give character, setting, and genre – you create the universe. Questions? Check out our FAQs.

  • Microcosms 178

    Greetings, flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 178! Before we get into the prompt, we have some changes for you this year! Here’s a brief rundown (details can be found on our FAQs page): Remember: Please use the following format when submitting your entries (feel free to copy/paste and edit or save a copy […]

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  • Microcosms 177

    Greetings, flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 177! Before we get into the prompt, we have some changes for you this year! Here’s a brief rundown (details can be found on our FAQs page): Remember: Please use the following format when submitting your entries (feel free to copy/paste and edit or save a copy […]

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  • Microcosms 176

    Greetings, flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 176! Before we get into the prompt, we have some changes for you this year! Here’s a brief rundown (details can be found on our FAQs page): Remember: Please use the following format when submitting your entries (feel free to copy/paste and edit or save a copy […]

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  • Microcosms 175

    Greetings, flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 175! Before we get into the prompt, we have some changes for you this year! Here’s a brief rundown (details can be found on our FAQs page): Remember: Please use the following format when submitting your entries (feel free to copy/paste and edit or save a copy […]

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  • Microcosms 174

    Greetings, flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 174! Before we get into the prompt, here’s a quick review of the changes for this year! (Details can be found on our FAQs page): Remember: Please use the following format when submitting your entries (feel free to copy/paste and edit or save a copy of the […]

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  • Microcosms 173 (Weekly Contest)

    Greetings, flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 173! Before we get into the prompt, we have some changes for you this year! Here’s a brief rundown (details can be found on our FAQs page): Remember: Please use the following format when submitting your entries (feel free to copy/paste and edit or save a copy […]

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  • Microcosms January 2022 (Monthly Contest)

    Greetings, flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms January 2022! Before we get into the prompt, we have some changes for you this year! Here’s a brief rundown (details can be found on our FAQs page): Remember: Please use the following format when submitting your entries (feel free to copy/paste and edit or save a […]

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  • Countdown to midnight – a New Year and a New Contest!

    We’re counting down to midnight for more than just the New Year. We’ve got not one but TWO contests launching tonight – one is monthly, and one is weekly. We have lots of information on our FAQs page for updates on the changes, and the contests posts will have some information, too. We know many […]

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  • Pardon Our Dust – But Exciting News!

    We’re coming back in January! There will be some changes, but we’ll update things soon. In the meantime, you may see some general wonkiness on the website while we update for newer software versions, etc. (There are prettier ways of doing such notifications, but this is faster, and I’d rather spend my time on getting […]

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  • Microcosms 172

    Greetings, flash fictionistas, and welcome to Microcosms 172. Sorry for the delay. Let me know how you feel about Saturday/Sunday. I’m down for whatever you guys prefer. It’s just been a rough week. Hopefully, we’re back on track, now! Thanks for your patience.   REMEMBER! (1) You have just 48 hours until midnight, tomorrow (Sunday) […]

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