Kit Sora Flash Fiction / Flash Photography Contest

Engen Books is proud to team with the imaginative and creative people of Kit Sora Photography to bring you the “Flash Fiction Photography Contest”!

Every month we’re going to upload one of the photos from the amazingly talented Kit Sora, a local Newfoundland artist known for her stunning work with props, lighting, and imaginative designs. Kit uses her art in a variety of fantastical settings, so we’re tasking the authors and creative minds of the Atlantic Provinces to write short fiction based on the subjects!

The catch: these entries must be short: a maximum of 250 words! Thus we have the Flash Fiction/ Flash Photography Prize from Engen Books and Kit Sora Photography. Every month Engen and Sora will select a winner from eligible entrants.

Winners will be crowned the prize-winner for that month and be allowed to use the title of “Prize/Award Winner — X Month” on their writing CV / resumé! Winners will be paid at a rate of 10 cents a word for their fiction and may be featured in an upcoming collection of Sora’s photography!

The Flash Fiction Photography Contest is sponsored in part by FictionFirst Used Books, which specializes in previously enjoyed Sci-fi & Fantasy Novels, Roleplaying Manuals and Graphic Novels. It is run out of the Annapolis Valley and open by appointment only. Their inventory is currently over 5000 titled strong and they ship within Canada, USA and Europe. You can find them on Facebook, here.

In order to be eligible, the work must not have been previously published. No more than two entries per photo, per author. Those who support Engen Books on Patreon may enter up to five entries per photo, per author. Visit the Engen Patreon to learn how to follow for as little as $1 a month and get exclusive contests. Entrant must share the contest post on facebook / social media / twitter. 🙂

For updates on winners and future contests from Kit Sora and all our fantasy authors, click to join the Fantasy Files newsletter and get a free book by Amanda Labonté and Ali House! Some future contest calls will be exclusive to the Fantasy Files newsletter, so make sure you subscribe and stay notified! 🙂

Send entries to: with the subject: Kit Sora September 2020! Deadline is September 30 2020!

This month’s entry is the ‘Mirror Mirror photo seen in the banner atop this page. Happy writing!

Past Winners Include:
‘The Glowing Lure’ by Melissa E. Wong | March 2020
‘Coming Out’ by Hannah Jenkins | February 2020
‘A Berry for a Soul’ by Teigen Bond | January 2020
‘To Tire of Rest’ by Matthew Daniels | December 2019
‘Beckoning’ by Melissa E. Wong | November 2019
‘Bubble’ by N. Phoenix Bowman | October 2019
‘Huntress of the Woods’ by Melissa Bishop | September 2019
‘Black Gold’ by Ryan Hunt | August 2019
‘Cycles’ by Melissa Bishop | July 2019
‘Head in the Clouds’ by Melissa E. Wong | June 2019
‘The First Light of Summer’ by Kyle Higgins | May 2019
‘Duplicity’ by Ashley Greening | April 2019
‘The Perils of the Sea’ by Marianne King | March 2019
‘Heart of Avalon’ by JRH Lawless | February 2019
‘Sent by the Wise Woman’ by Lynne Sargent | January 2019
‘The Price of Beauty’ by Ali House | December 2018
‘Love in a Bottle’ by Tish MacWebber | November 2018
‘The Green Lady’ by Jennifer Shelby | October 2018
‘Little Star and Shepherdess’ by Peter Foote | September 2018
‘Unicorn’ by Michelle Churchill | August 18 2018
‘One Up, One Down’ by Sara Burke | August 15 2018
‘Frigid’ by Catherine Rector | July 15 2018
‘Starling’ by Cristina Ozon | June 30 2018
‘Sweet Sixteen’ by Nicole Little | June 15 2018
‘Tarnished’ by Jennifer Combden | May 30 2018
‘Bubbly’ by Sara Burke | May 15 2018
‘Running’ by Georgia Atkin | April 30 2018
‘Extinguished’ by Jeff Slade | April 14 2018
‘Sea Monkeys’ by Peter Foote | March 2018

Image copyright © 2020 Kit Sora Photography, used with permission. Logo and distinctive ‘oval spike’ design copyright © 2007 Engen Books.

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