The Vestal Review Award (The VERA) for the Best Flash Fiction of The Year is open to fiction of less than 500 words published in print or online between 1/1/2019 and 12/31/2019.

The stories are nominated by the editors of the magazines of original publication. There are no nomination fees. An interview with the first prize winner will be featured in Vestal Review.

·         Cash Prizes and publication for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places:

·         There is no nomination fee;

·         Nominations open until June 30, 2020

·         Print or on-line publication – no personal blog posts, please;

·         Complete your submission here.


The winning selection receives a prize of $100 and publication in Vestal Review; second prize receives $50 and publication; and the third place receives $25 and publication.

  • All three winners receive a print copy of the issue.
  • The nominating editor receives a copy as well.


The nominations is done via Submittable. 

  • The nomination link will be opened until June 30, 2020. 
  • After publication, we will feature a link to the online versions of the magazines of original publication.

We look forward to reading your submissions!

The Eds., Vestal Review

Past Award Updates and News Here.