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February 17-19, 2023 — Westin Boston Seaport District
January 13, 2015

The Flash Fiction Slam is Back!

The Flash Fiction Slam is back! Last year’s first ever contest was so much fun that we decided to do it again. Join us for a fun and exciting event filled with live readings of short fiction, which is sure to delight and entertain. The contest will feature eleven (11) writers who compete for the title of The Flash, reading their own original fiction that must tell a complete tale in under 3-minutes.Flash Fiction Slam


Readings are scored on a scale of 1 to 10, and you automatically lose 1 point for going over your 3-minute limit. Contestants can only read his/her own work. The reader with the top score wins!

Sign up in advance for one of eight (8) reading slots on a first-come, first-served basis by e-mailing Please put “Flash Fiction Slam” in your email’s subject line. To secure one of the remaining three (3) slots, sign-up onsite at Program Ops in the Galleria additional openings. A waiting list will also be available.

Alien Trophy


  • F. Brett Cox
  • James Patrick Kelly
  • Kenneth Schneyer
  • Fran Wilde
  • Carrie Cuinn (MC)

Flash Fiction Slam

  • Day: Sunday
  • Time: 9:30-10:50 a.m.
  • Room:  Marina 4