Our 2021 Sudden Fiction Contest will be running from January 5th to March 5th, 2021. Judged by K-Ming Chang, Ashley Hutson, and Anna Vangala Jones.
Stories must be 1000 words or fewer, typed, double-spaced, in 12pt font.
Previously unpublished work only.
Simultaneous submissions encouraged. Please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Find out more about our judges here.
We offer the top three finalists and honorable mentions publication in our journal and prize money.
First place wins $150, second place wins $100, and third place wins $50. Honorable mentions are given the standard $25 offer given to all our authors.
Entering the contest
Entries are $5 each.
We accept Venmo payments:
Venmo @berkeleyfictionreview the correct amount of money with your name and “Sudden Fiction Contest” in the transaction description.
We accept Paypal payments:
Paypal can be made out to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Sudden Fiction Contest” in the note.
We accept checks:
please send checks to our mailing address:
Berkeley Fiction Review
c/o ASUC Student Union FMO
432 Eshleman, MC 4500
Berkeley, CA 94720