“Museum of Words” International Flash Fiction Competition now open!

Contest_Microfiction-1 The Museum of Words (Museo de La Palabra) is a nonprofit foundation in Spain that organizes a flash fiction competition every year, with a $20,000 first prize!

IV Edition of the International Flash Fiction Competition
“Museum of Words”


As one of the objectives of the Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation is the value of the word and dialogue as a tool for uniting peoples, the slogan of this contest edition will be, Mandela: Words and Concord. The rules of the competition are as follows:

  1. The IV edition of international award for “Museum of Words” microfiction is open.

  2. Writers from any country may enter their microfiction into the competition.

  3. Submitted stories must be original creations; writers are free to cover any subject.

  4. Writers may only enter a maximum of two stories. Stories may be written in the following languages: Hebrew, English, Arabic or Spanish.

  5. A first prize of $20,000 will be awarded to the winning story. The three remaining finalist stories in the remaining language categories will receive a $2000 runner up prize.

  6. Stories must not exceed 100 words. Entries must be sent exclusively by filling in the entry form that can be found on the foundation website: http://www.museodelapalabra.com/en/short-tales-contest/4-edition/participation-form or http://www.museodelapalabra.com/en/. All stories entered must be original, unpublished in all means (paper, electronic publications, network…) and have not been awarded in any other contest. Those who do not meet this condition will forfeit the entry.

  7. The author certifies that the story sent is of his own authorship.

  8. The competition will end on November 23rd, 2014 GMT+1, on the International Day of the Word as Bond of Humankind.

  9. The finalists will be judged by a selected jury. The list of finalist’s titles will be published on the website of the César Egido Serrano Foundation.

  10. The César Egido Serrano Foundation reserves the right to publish the finalist’s stories.

  11. The decision of the jury is final.

  12. Entry in this contest implies the total acceptance of their rules.

  13. Texts failing to comply with any of the rules will be disqualified.

    This competition helps carry out part of the foundations activities. One of the goals of the Foundation is to unite people with words and dialogue. This is why the motto of the Museum of Words is, “Words are the bond of humankind.” Words being used by their double condition of communicative elements and language as cultural heritage of all human beings.


    In this competition (like in the previous), short stories may be submitted in Spanish, English, Arabic and Hebrew. This lists the languages in which the three monotheistic religions of the world express their religious feelings. The fourth edition is expected to exceed the level of participation of the third edition where over 20,000 writers from 119 countries entered.

    For more info, see:


  14. http://www.fundacioncesaregidoserrano.com/en/


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