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Based on our One Book, One Community title Room by Emma Donoghue, write a short story in 1,000 words or less about one of these themes: community, family ties, resilience or isolation. Winning stories will be published online.

Submissions will be accepted from January 1 - 31, 2021.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Entries must be a Word Document file with the story title as the file name. PDF and other file types will not be accepted.
  • New submissions only, please. Submissions entered in previous Schaumburg Library Flash Fiction contents will not be accepted.
  • Limit 2 entries per person.

Good luck!

Flash Fiction Contest

Age Group
May we use your name or would you prefer to remain anonymous?
Please attach your submission.
One file only.
1 MB limit.
Allowed types: doc, docx.