New Writer
Faction Guide

Fast Fiction is a bi-monthly contest with a limited word count. In this contest, stories are submitted according to a thematic prompt. Stories must capture the reader’s attention quickly while fulfilling the promise of the theme, setting, and character development.

1000 Words. 1 Theme. 1 Winner.

Featured stories are the grand winner of that theme’s contest; Official Selection are the judging panel’s finalists and runners-up; and Editors’ Choice are picks from the Cold Open Stories editorial team.