The author’s name and Carroll County address should be in the main body of the email, and the flash fiction entry in an attachment. Do not include name or address in the attachment. Judging is based on three criteria: a complete story of 500 words or less with a beginning, middle and end; creativity and originality; and technical merit, including punctuation and spelling. Entries may be any genre except erotica, children’s fiction or poetry. Entries with political agenda, obscene violence or exceeding 500 words will not be considered. Judges, officers of CCCMWA and their families, are not eligible to enter.