Ends on January 31, 2018$10.00

Send us your flashiest flash fiction (any subject) up to 800 words.

Please submit only one story per entry--multiple entries are permitted. This is a blind contest, so your name should not appear in the file upload. Prizes: 1st ($125), 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50) cash prizes; winners will be chosen by our judges Erika Raskin & Suzanne Freeman.

Winners will be announced on Feb. 15, 2018 and all winning entries will be published in Streetlight. Additionally, all contest entries will be further considered by our editors for general publication in Streetlight's fiction category.

Please do not submit previously published work, and please notify us immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere. Submissions cost $10

Streetlight will only mark contest entries as ACCEPTED. Our editors do NOT decline contest entries nor close them out. After the contest deadline, winners are announced, and non-winning entries are considered for general publication.

Acceptable file formats: DOC, DOCX, PDF, RTF
You may only upload one file per submission.
If you wish to submit multiple entries, please use separate submissions.
Please remove your name from any uploaded file. The contest is blind, and the judges will not see your cover letter (form generated), so put your name in the cover letter instead.


We are looking for elegant and memorable writing, both traditional and experimental.  Send us stories up to 4,000 words in length.  Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere.


We seek to publish all types of well-crafted poems which go beyond description, and resonate with rich language, clear images and a voice. Streetlight welcomes work by both emerging and established poets. Send us 3-5 unpublished poems in a single document.


We seek creative non-fiction and essays that examine issues from fresh, new angles. Send work that arcs towards truth--as ephemeral as that may be--whether by examining real life, or through the exercise of pure thought. Send us work that can change our minds and our way of seeing the world.


Streetlight seeks original art submissions -- paintings, photography, pastels, pen and ink -- that will make us pause and consider.

We welcome guest bloggers. We're interested in topics about the literary and visual arts as well as personal perspectives on much more. Blogs should be between 300-700 words long and may be edited to fit SL format.