Submissions to the 2018 Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize will be accepted beginning in mid-January.

Check back here in December, 2017 for more information.


Thanks to all those who entered our 2017 flash fiction contest! Our judges look forward to reading your work.

Due to our small staff, we will not be able to contact winners until June. Our judges will provide each entrant with a contest score sheet.

Our Official 2017 Contest Judges



Anne Bean

Anne Bean lives in Seattle, WA, where she writes fiction, comics, reviews, and essays. Her fiction has appeared in Animal Literary Magazine, Urban Fantasy Magazine, The Pitkin Review, and elsewhere. In 2015, she won an Artist Trust GAP grant, which is funding the creation of four fairy-tale comics. She is the Associate Editor for Minor Arcana Press as well as an independent book designer.

Her obsessions include: fairy tales, feminism and gender studies, comics, stock photography, typography, language, and the stories that make us human.




mia-siegert-photoMia Siegert

Mia Siegert received her MFA from Goddard College and her undergrad from Montclair State University where she won Honorable Mention in the 2009 English Department Awards for fiction. Her debut JERKBAIT has gained attention from SB Nation, Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble Teen Blog, AndPOP!, MaximumPOP! UK, VOYA Magazine, Paste Magazine, Teen Librarian Toolbox, and more. It was listed as one of Goodreads Best YA books of May 2016, Top 12 Indie YA from Barnes & Noble Teen Blog, and garnered the number two slot in AndPOP!’s Ten Best YA of 2016 list.

Siegert currently works as an adjunct professor and a costume designer. She enjoys riding horses and is a fan of the New Jersey Devils.



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