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Potomac Review announces a flash fiction themed contest: “Brackish.”

  • Fresh water and salt water like Chesapeake Bay
  • Oil and vinegar
  • Chocolate ice cream and fried onions
  • Bugs Bunny meets Freddy Krueger

The concept behind our theme, Brackish, is to take two things or ideas, like fresh and salt water, that shouldn’t work together or mix well but do anyway.

In the spirit of Potomac Review’s watery origins, we will celebrate this phenomenon by asking talented writers to participate in our first themed writing contest: a flash fiction contest. Contest dates: February 28—April 5. Enter online at Check the website for further details.

The winner will receive publication in Potomac Review, a year’s subscription to Potomac Review, and $1,000!

To enter, submit a compelling piece of flash fiction of up to 1,500 words that combines any two (or more) subjects or genres at $20 fee per entry.  Topics are welcome to be as diverse and unlimited as your imagination. Submissions will be judged by Drue Heinz and Pushcart Prize winner, Kirk Nesset. This contest adheres to all Council of Literary Magazines & Presses Contest Code of Ethics.

Potomac Review is an award-winning internationally and nationally known literary magazine based in the Mid-Atlantic along the Potomac River.

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