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.

  • Slight Schedule Delay – Saturday/Sunday This Week

  • Microcosms 171

    Greetings, flash fictionistas, and welcome to Microcosms 171.   REMEMBER! (1) You have just 48 hours until midnight, tomorrow (Saturday) New York time (EST) to write and submit your masterpiece. (2) All submissions must be no more than 300 words in length (excluding the title) (3) NO FAN-FICTION, please, and NO USE of COPYRIGHT CHARACTERS (4) […]

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  • RESULTS – Microcosms 170

    Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms 170. We had 14 entries this time. Thanks again for participating! And your patience is appreciated. 🙂 Please keep returning to Microcosms, and retweet / spread the word about this contest among your followers and friends. Don’t forget that Microcosms exists primarily to provide a platform for the flash […]

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  • Microcosms 170

    Greetings, my flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 170.   REMEMBER! (1) You have just 48 hours until midnight, tomorrow (Saturday) New York time (EST) to write and submit your masterpiece. (2) All submissions must be no more than 300 words in length (excluding the title) (3) NO FAN-FICTION, please, and NO USE of COPYRIGHT […]

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  • RESULTS – Microcosms 169

    Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms 169. We had 11 entries this time. Not bad for a holiday weekend! Thanks so much for participating.

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  • Microcosms 169

    Greetings, flash fiction friends, and welcome to Microcosms 169! Woo hoo!   REMEMBER! (1) You have just 48 hours until midnight, tomorrow (Saturday) New York time (EST) to write and submit your masterpiece. (2) All submissions must be no more than 300 words in length (excluding the title) (3) NO FAN-FICTION, please, and NO USE of […]

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  • RESULTS – Microcosms 168

    Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms 168. We had 15 entries this time. Love it! ***We plan to finally move web hosts this week. I will initiate the request shortly so it hopefully is done by the next contest. The migration should be complete by Wednesday. Any comments you leave after tonight might not transfer, […]

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  • Microcosms 168

    Hello, hello, hello! Greetings, you fabulous flash fictioneers, and welcome to Microcosms 168.   REMEMBER! (1) You have just 48 hours until midnight, tomorrow (Saturday) New York time (EST) to write and submit your masterpiece. (2) All submissions must be no more than 300 words in length (excluding the title) (3) NO FAN-FICTION, please, and NO […]

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  • RESULTS – Microcosms 167

    Thanks to all who submitted to Microcosms 167. We had 16 entries this time. Wow! ***A quick note: We plan to switch web hosting providers this week, so there may be a brief period of time before the next contest when the the site appears to go down. Please don’t be alarmed. We’ll bring it back […]

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  • Microcosms 167

    Greetings, flash fictionistas, and welcome to Microcosms 167. 🙂   REMEMBER! (1) You have just 48 hours until midnight, tomorrow (Saturday) New York time (EST) to write and submit your masterpiece. (2) All submissions must be no more than 300 words in length (excluding the title) (3) NO FAN-FICTION, please, and NO USE of COPYRIGHT CHARACTERS […]

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