4 Best 100 Word Story Contests (2024)

Looking for 100 word flash fiction(drabbles) contests.

This is the list you need.

While the 100 word story is short to write though brevity should not be mistaken for ease.

On the other hand, being brief is an advantage as it makes it easy for you to edit over and over again to refine the beauty in it.

In this blog post, I have compiled a list of 100-word story competitions and challenges to which you can send your works and get a chance to win cash prizes as well as publication.

Take note that as I discover more contests I would add them to the list.

Let’s begin.

1. Tadpole Press 100 Word Writing Contests

The contest is organized by the Tadpole Press. 

They are looking for stories of 100 words or less.

The competition is open to any genre.

It is also an international contest.


  • First Prize: $1000
  • Second Prize: Writing Coaching Value at USD 450
  • Third Prize: Developmental Editing Value at USD 250

Entry Fee: $10

Deadline: November 30, 2022

Tadpole Press contest guidelines 

2. Write the World Flash Fiction 

This contest is organized by Write the world.

Write the World has a list of competitions all year round. Flash fiction story in your pocket is one of them. 

You can check out the other contests.

Word Count is 99 words or less

It is not 100 words but it is almost if you don’t mind.

Prize: $100

Deadline: 1 August – 

Write the World Contest Guidelines 

3. The 100-word Microfiction Challenge 

100 word Microfiction challenge is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness.

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This is an annual Micro Fiction contest. During the contest, you are given a prompt to write a 100 word story within 24 hours.

The contest has three rounds.

An exciting thing to note is that the judges offer feedback for every submission. Apart from winning the prizes, it is a good way to get feedback on your writing from the judges.


The prize is not a winner take all

  • First Place USD 4000, IA writer license (USD 29.99)
  • Second Place USD 2000 IA writer license (USD 29.99)
  • Third Place USD 1000IA writer license (USD 29.99)
  • Fourth Place USD 500 IA writer license (USD 29.99)
  • Fifth Place  USD 250 IA writer license (USD 29.99)
  • Sixth Place USD 200 IA writer license (USD 29.99)
  • Seventh Place USD 175 IA writer license (USD 29.99)
  • Eighth Place USD 150 IA writer license (USD 29.99)
  • Ninth Place USD 125 IA writer license (USD 29.99)
  • Tenth Place USD 100   IA writer license (USD 29.99)


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NYC Microfiction 100 Word Contest

4. Fanstory 100 Word Story Contest

The 100 word competition is organized by Fanstory.

There are other contests on the website you can enter.

All entries get feedback 

Prize: $100

Deadline: Jan 8

Fanstory Contest


From these contests, you will get feedback from some of them.

If you win the contest you get a cash prize.

It is a good way to hone your writing skills and get your work out there.

From this list which of the contests would you enter first let me know in the comments section.

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If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

If you want to get your work out there and build your portfolio of published 100 word stories as well as get paid check out the 10 Best 100 Word Story Magazines 

By Onyemechi Nwakonam

Hi ,I write poetry and short prose. I am excited to help you organise your writing journey.

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