Micro Madness is permanently CLOSED. We are still accepting flash fiction in our normal submission cycle!

The ongoing submission cycle is from Jan 1 to Jan 14 and July 1 to July 14!

Submissions will be ongoing and open the first week of every month for that month’s contest. THREE stories will be chosen per month to be published the month after they were submitted. (If you submit a story on October 3rd and it is chosen, it will be published in November.)

  • Submissions are open monthly from the 1st to the 7th.
  • Submission close at 12 am (midnight) eastern standard time.
  • One entry per writer per month please!
  • No simultaneous submissions.
  • All stories accepted must be currently unpublished.
  • Once a story has been submitted, please no resubmissions!

We are looking for flash fiction (500 words or less) that can be classified as cosmic horror, dark science fiction, or weird. If you are unsure if your work qualifies, submit it and let us be the judge!


1st place: $100

2nd place: $50

3rd place: $25

Thank you and best of luck!