An Axe to Grind




Darling Axe Editing presents... An Axe to Grind – Flash Fiction Contest

Tell us a story in fewer than 1000 words for a chance to win from a growing prize pool, plus publication on the Chopping Blog.

Finalists in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place also win publication on the Chopping Blog.

Deadline to enter: March 31, 2020


A note on sincerity: some so-called editing websites host writing contests as a ruse to then up-sell contestants into paying to have their submissions edited. A shifty trick indeed! We attest that this is a legitimate annual writing contest, and if winning entries ever need some editing, we will gladly assist without charge.

Check out the 2019 winner here.


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