Splickety Prime Contest

Attention flash fiction authors …

Enter our flash fiction writing contest and you could win a $100 Amazon gift card! We’re looking for stories under 1000 words that best depict our theme:


Sub-genres – Amateur Detective, Whodunit, Courtroom Drama, Anti-hero, Forensic

For our mystery issue, puzzle us. Throw red herrings. Keep us in the dark until we can’t stand it. We want genuine, clean, edge-of-your-seat mystery – The sort that makes us wonder why we didn’t notice the clues. Make us see the magnifying glass in our hands, feel the charcoal powder, and smell a rat!

DEADLINE: June 30th, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $15 (Bonus! All entrants will automatically receive a free one year subscription to Splickety!)

The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • A $100 Amazon gift card
  • Premier positioning in the magazine and publication alongside the featured author
  • Three complimentary hard copies of the contest issue
  • A free digital subscription to all of Splickety’s magazines
  • …and more to be announced!

The runner-up entry will receive:

  • A $10.00 Amazon gift card
  • Publication in the contest issue
  • A free digital subscription to all of Splickety’s magazines
  • One complimentary hard copy of the contest issue

Finalists* will receive:

  • Publication in the contest issue
  • A free digital subscription to Splickety
  • One complimentary print copy of the contest issue

ALL Entrants will receive:

  • A free digital subscription to Splickety.

* At least four finalists (in addition to the grand prize winner and runner up) will be chosen. More may be named at the discretion of Splickety Publishing Group’s editorial staff and as space permits.


Currently accepting payments for Splickety’s”Whodunit” Contest (through June 30th, 2017).

  1. Click the Add to Cart button below to add the entry fee to your shopping cart. Check out securely via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to do so. You may pay with a credit or debit card. If you cannot pay by PayPal for some reason, contact us at info@splickety.com to pay by check.
  2. You will be redirected to the online entry form. Enter your information, upload your submission Word document (formatted according to our regular submission guidelines), and click submit. (Yes, we still prefer stories of 700 words or less, but we will entertain stories of up to 1,000 words)
  3. You will receive a confirmation e-mail at the address provided in your entry. If you have any questions about the entry process, please contact us at info@splickety.com.

Other Contests

Splickety has three contest issues per year – one for each magazine (Splickety Magazine, Havok, and Spark). See the Submission Deadlines to see contest issues at a glance (listed in red) and check the Upcoming Themes for details about the theme for each contest issue.