Paper Darts 2nd Micro Fiction Award: Judged by Lesley Nneka Arimah
Lesley Nneka Arimah wants you to write 200 words on the theme of separation for an award of $100.
Without your micro-fiction, we’re like a flightless bird, sauceless noodles, or decarbonated LaCroix. We loved the response to our last contest so much that, naturally, we’re having another one.
This could be your big break: write 200 words on the theme of separation for Lesley Nneka Arimah and you could win $100. And it’s free to enter—what else do you need to know? Now, make like oil and water and submit!
Entry fee: Free
Judge: Lesley Nneka Arimah
Word limit: 200
- All entries must be previously unpublished, 200 words or less, and on the theme of separation.
This contest is free to enter.
Please submit only ONE entry per person.
Entrant’s name should not appear anywhere in the uploaded material. Do not submit a cover letter—the readings are blind, so you won’t need to butter us up.
Previously published stories and stories forthcoming in other publications (print or online) will not be considered.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Notify us immediately to withdraw a story that is accepted elsewhere.
Stories are first read internally by approximately ten members of the Paper Darts staff. Several finalists are then chosen and passed to the judge for her selection.
All submissions are eligible for publication by Paper Darts in print or online.
Deadline: 9/1/17 (subject to extend as we see fit).
Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up wherever her father was stationed for work, which was sometimes Nigeria, sometimes not. Her work has received grants and awards from Commonwealth Writers, AWP, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Jerome Foundation and others. She currently lives in Minneapolis. Her book WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY was published by Riverhead Books in April 2017. Find her at www.larimah.com and @larimah.