The 2022 Flash Fiction Children’s Fairy Tale Contest, co-sponsored by the Fremont Cultural Arts Council, Half–Price Books, Erik’s DeliCafe and NothingBundt Cakes will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2021, from 10 am to 5 pm, once again hosted at Half Price Books, 39152 Fremont Hub, Fremont, CA
SUBJECT: This year our contest entries will be Children’s Fairy Tales, where it is taken for granted that magic is real.
WRITE A Fairy Tale of 300 words or less, including the title using 12 point type or larger and written on one sheet of 8-1/2 by 11 inch paper. Your name and contact information must be on the back of the submission or on a separate sheet of paper.
Entries, with the author’s name concealed, will be posted at Half-Price Books 39152 Fremont Hub, Fremont, CA 94538 on Saturday, October 8, 2022 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
VOTING by any person entering Half-Price Books on Saturday October 8th between 10 am and 5 pm. There will
be ballots at the contest table, and you can vote for your 5 favorite Fairy Tales.
WINNERS will be announced Saturday, October 8th at about 5:30 pm in Half-Price Books, and it will be posted
on the Fremont Cultural Arts Council website too. Contestants do not need to be present to win, but we’d love to
congratulate you in person!
PRIZES*: 1st place $50.00 cash & $25 gift card; 2nd place $40.00 cash & $25 gift card; 3rd place $30.00 cash &
$25 gift card; 4th place $20.00 cash & $25 gift card; 5th place $10.00 cash & $25 gift card.
Note: The FCAC reserves the right to return entries that do not meet these criteria, or contain plagiarism, or subject
matter that would be offensive to the general reader.
- This contest is open to any age and residency.
- All entries must be written as a Children’s Fairy Tale.
- Entries must be 300 words or less, including the title. Fairy Tales without a title will be given a generic title (e.g., Fairy Tale #1).
- Entries must be in English.
- Maximum of three entries per person.
- Submit each entry in 12 point (or larger) legible font, which will fit on a single printed 8½” x 11” sheet.
To submit by e-mail: Send your story as a Word-compatible attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the
author’s name and contact information in the body of the e-mail message.
To submit by postal mail, mail your story to:
FCAC Flash Fiction Contest
c/o Fremont Cultural Arts Council
P.O. Box 1314
Fremont, CA 94538
Write the author’s name and contact information on the back of the story, or a separate sheet of paper. Submissions must be received by e-mail or postmarked by midnight, Monday, October 3, 2022. NOTE: Entries will NOT be accepted at Half-Price Books.
* Prize amounts may differ in case of ties or other situations at the discretion of the Fremont Cultural Arts Council.