Dreamers Creative Writing

Results of the 2021 Dreamers Flash Contest

Results of the 2021 Dreamers Flash Contest
Challenge yourself! Here are five literary magazines in Canada that accept flash fiction. Two of them run annual flash fiction/postcard story contests!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Dreamers Flash Fiction and Nonfiction Contest.

There were so many incredible stories this year. In particular, the caliber of the nonfiction stories we received was especially high, as is reflected in the below results. We just love the emotional punch that comes from a good flash nonfiction story!

Now without further ado, here are the 2021 results:

First Place:

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Nonfiction by Mary Jumbelic

In the morning, Amina’s face felt cool and Nejra thought the fever had broken. But there was no breath, no heart beating in the thin chest. Then Nejra screamed a primal sound that woke Munir and the entire house of aunts, uncles, and nephews.

Second Place:

A Chunk of Ice Tumbling in a Thunderstorm
Nonfiction by Adam Fout

I come to in an ambulance, pain like God carving his symbol in my skull. NARCAN, but I swear to you they injected it into my femur with a sword.

Third Place:

Dislodging the Hook
Nonfiction by Ery Caswell

The closer the fish struggled to shore, hopping up in strained splashes, another color swirled in the murk of the water. A gentle streak of crimson trailed behind the fish, something like a comet’s tail.

Honorable Mentions:

Death and the Symphony
Nonfiction by Ann Fischer

The Barn
Nonfiction by Jenny Zeller

The Heathen
Nonfiction by Sol Jacobs

Breakdown
Fiction by Dan Reilly

Blue!
Nonfiction by Jonathan Saucedo

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who entered the contest!


Our 2022 Flash Fiction and Nonfiction Contest is now open for submissions! Submit your flash story of between 300 and 1000 words by September 30, 2022, for your chance to win $150 and publication in the Dreamers Magazine.

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