annual “man in the moon” ff contest

*currently closed*

the idiom “man in the moon” relates to “a mythical figure, hence nothing, or a figment of the imagination” and is sometimes “used, especially in comparisons, to refer to someone regarded as out of touch with real life.” for the purpose of this contest, we’re broadening the definition just a skosh.

the “man in the moon contest” is a free-to-enter flash fiction only contest where writers must explore a character’s experience(s) with the paranormal, sinister, etc.

contest guidelines

  • must be original
  • must be 100 words–no more, no less
  • must relate to the general theme
  • must be either a Word or Pages document
  • must include “man in the moon contest” in email subject line
  • must include title, genre, photo, brief author bio

contest prizes

  • First place, $100.00
  • Second place, $50.00
  • Third place, $20.00

entry window

please send your story between the Wolf Moon of January and Snow Moon of February.

by entering this contest, you agree that “The Crescent Journal” owns the rights to your story for at least one month, meaning you’re unable to submit that story in other contests or to other sites for publication during that time. failure to honor this agreement warrants forfeiture of any potential prizes, publication, or future publication.

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