Past Contests

Inaugural contest (September 2017)

Guest Judge: LJ Cohen

Topic: Space Opera

Congratulations to our winners, Lynn Vandermeer and RJ Rugroden! Read their stories here!

Fall 2017 Contest

Guest Judge: Intisar Khanani

Topic: Magic Always Has A Price

Congratulations to our winners, Shira Hereld and Laura VanArendonk Baugh! Read their stories here.

Winter 2018 Contest

Guest Judge: Sharolyn G. Brown

Topic: In Dreams

Congratulations to our winners, Amelia Light and G-SHARP! Read their stories here.

Spring 2018 Contest

Guest Judge: C.A. Hartman

Topic: Someone is Watching

Congratulations to our winners, Agajem Jemima Japhet and Kate Bitters! Read their stories here.

Summer 2018 Contest 

Guest Judge: Fiona J. R. Titchenell

Topic: Lead Astray

Congratulations to our winners, Catriona Huber and RJ Rugroden! Read their stories here.

Fall 2018 Contest 

Guest Judge: Chrysoula Tzavelas

Topic: Darkness Spreads

Congratulations to our winners, Courtney B., Esme Godfrey, and Kimberly Kaufman! Read their stories here.

Winter 2019 Contest 

Guest Judge: A.H. Wang

Topic: Across Time

Congratulations to our winner, S. A. Liabikhov. Read their story here.

Spring 2019 Contest

Guest Judge: Lauren L. Garcia

Topic: The Burn

Congratulations to our winners, A. Rose and Sydney T. Read their stories here.


Contest Rules and Submission Guidelines

  1. This is a FLASH fiction contest, so entries must be under 100 words. Entries over 100 words will be rejected.
  2. The contest is open to any gender, not just those who identify as women.
  3. Entries should be well-edited, formatted properly, and take the topic into consideration. Only entries that conform to submission requirements will be sent along to our guest judges.
  4. Submissions may be sent pasted into the body of an email. Please include the title of your work, your real name, and the name you would like published along with your story. Send entries to submissions at f-bom dot com
  5. Winning stories will be published on F-BOM’s blog, Her Story Arc. Please note in your email submission if you would prefer your story not be published, or if you would not like your real name to be included.
  6. All decisions made by judges are final.
  7. By submitting, you are agreeing to all contest rules.
  8. Contest rules are subject to change.