The international Interstellar Award for Speculative Flash Fiction will open for entries on 1 July 2015, of stories up to 1200 words. Please note this is a pay-to-play contest; the entry fee is AUD $9. First prize is $500; second prize $150; third prize $50.
‘Speculative’ is here defined as science fiction and fantasy, all sub-genres such as space opera, hard SF, soft SF, paranormal, steampunk, new gothic, supernatural, metaphysical fantasy, magical realism, and all hybrid genres, including new ones of your own making. The only proviso is that entries contain at least an element of the speculative. So whether you’re opening stargates, riding dragons, consorting with elves, or documenting a subtle anomaly in an otherwise mundane scenario, your story will be admissible.
More information is available here on the Interstellar Award website.