FALL 2023 100-word microfiction contest 90-110 Words October 1 - December 31 $100 prize for judge's Pick One Entry Q4 2023 100micro2 Microfiction Contest microcosmsfic.com ticket for commemorative purposes only

Welcome to our second quarterly contest. Details below!

To enter: after checking out (anytime before the deadline), fill out the entry form.

Submissions: https://microcosmsfic.com/2023/10/01/microcosms-100micro2-microfiction-contest-submissions/


  • •Judge’s Pick wins $100 (USD). If we get more entries than expected, we may add additional prizes and/or increase the main prize amount. But this is the minimum guaranteed prize.
  • •Single entry fee is $5 (USD). Social media share discounts and multiple entry discounts may be available. Entries include commemorative ticket download (PDF and PNG). You do not need to do anything with these tickets. They are just for fun!
  • •Optional feedback is also available for purchase.
  • •Judge: KM Zafari. (If the number of entries somehow necessitate additional judges, we may add more.)
  • •Finalists are expected to be announced by 31 January 2024 and the winner is expected to be announced by 29 February 2024 (it’s a leap year!). Changes to these dates, if needed, will be communicated on this page.


Entries must adhere to the following rules:

  • •Submissions are open from 1 October 2023 – 31 December 2023, midnight to midnight, PT. Entries must be received within this timeframe. Current time is in the sidebar over yonder. –>
  • •Entries may be purchased in advance (starting now), and entries need not be submitted the same day. There is no limit to the number of entries per person. The PayPal Transaction ID, provided in the order receipt email from PayPal, will be requested on the entry form.
  • Word Count: 90-110
  • Story must include the required elements. Details will be provided on the entry post.
  • •Story must be submitted as a .docx file and must not include any identifiable information. Entries should include title, word count, elements, and the story only.
  • •We reserve the right to disqualify any entry or entrant for any reason, at our sole discretion. (If you want to use your story as a platform to promote racism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism, antisemitism, etc., this is not the contest for you.)
  • •Decisions of judge(s) are final.

Refund Policy

Refunds may be requested for unused tickets (no submission), less a small “restocking fee” to cover charges from payment processor. Request must be received by contest entry deadline. No partial refunds (e.g., you buy a three pack but only submit one or two entries). No refunds will be given for disqualified entries or entrants – no exceptions.

Choose Your Options

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Get $1 Off

Share our contest on social media then fill out the form below to receive the discount.

1. Post on one of the following social media platforms: Twitter, Bluesky, Facebook, Spoutible. (Please make sure your post is public.)

Suggested message (okay to edit as long as the URL remains unchanged):

I'll be participating in the @microcosmsfic 100-Word Microfiction Contest (Fall 2023) - MC 100micro2. Come join me! https://microcosmsfic.com/100micro2

On Twitter? If you’re logged in, just click this button to prefill the tweet. (You can edit before tweeting.)

I'll be participating in the @microcosmsfic 100-Word Microfiction Contest (Fall 2023) - MC 100micro2. Come join me! Share on X

2. Copy the Post’s URL

Click the tab for instructions on how to find the URL for each type of social media post type.

Click on the three-dot menu and select “Share” to copy the URL.

Screenshot of Bluesky, with a circle around the three-dot menu.

Click on the share icon beneath the tweet, then select “Copy link to tweet”.

Screenshot of Twitter, with a circle around the share button

Right click on the timestamp and select “Copy link address”.

Screenshot of Facebook, with a circle around the timestamp

Click the three-dot menu in the upper-right-hand corner, then select “Copy Link”.

Screenshot of Spoutible, with a circle around the three-dot menu.

3. Fill Out and Submit the Social Media Discount Form

Once the form is submitted, you will be able to add your entry choice at a discount.*

*Are there ways to cheat this? Yes, of course. But please don’t. We are a small contest, and we appreciate your support. (If the entry fees are prohibitive for you, please contact us and we’ll work something out.)