LA Times Book Awards Flash-Fiction Contest Day Five

Eeep! We’re so excited because tomorrow (as in, the day after today!), Figment is going to be awarded the L.A. Times Books Prizes Innovator’s Award, which will be awarded at The L.A. Times Festival of Books. There’s going to be a lot of great stuff going on–including the above comedians reading Figmenter comedies aloud!

Want to get in on the fun? Today is the last day to enter the LA Times Book Awards Flash Fiction Contest for a chance to win hilarious comedy prompts. Get involved!

Today’s Prompt:

Write a story in 400 words or fewer that includes a red clown nose. Tag your entry LATimesFestival and ComedyFlash5. You have until April 21, 2012 at 11a.m. ET to enter.

How to enter:

1. Read the full rules.
2. Create an account on
3. Start a new writing of 400 words or fewer.
4. Tag your writing with LATimesFestival and ComedyFlash5 on the Details tab.
5. Press “Publish Now.”
6. You should receive a pop-up confirmation of your entry, and in about two hours or so, your piece should appear among the submissions.

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4 thoughts on “LA Times Book Awards Flash-Fiction Contest Day Five

  1. I tagged my writing LATimesFestival and ComedyFlash5, but I did not get a pop-up confirmation of my entry. Does that mean that my tagging somehow did not work? How can I make sure it was submitted correctly? Thanks!

    • Hey Miriam-

      If you tagged it with the proper tag, created the story after the announcement of the contest, and posted before the close of the contest, you’re all set! Those are the three criteria by which entries are considered eligible (that don’t include what’s written in the story).

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