#MFM Contest: Self-Portraits

Welcome to the new #MicroFictionMonday contest!  Each Monday this month I will be posting a new prompt for short fiction entries, the details of which are listed below.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo this week let’s kick it off with a tribute to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo: Self Portraits.

“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.” – Frida Kahlo


Prompt: Self Portraits

Tell me something about yourself, what speaks to you, or something else having to do with identity – yours, your character’s, etc. What makes you, you?

The entries do not have to be non-fiction, I have no way to verify that.  These entries can be whatever genre works for you – Frida’s portraits were often surrealist imaginings, so feel free to get creative with this.


Word limit: 300.

Schedule: Submissions accepted from 9:00am (EST) on Monday, through 5:00pm (EST) on Friday of any given week. The winning entry will be posted the following Tuesday.

Prize: Winners will receive publication on this blog and a bio that links back to the site(s) of their choosing.  This contest is non-paying.

Specifics: Please put MFM-Submission-[This week’s PROMPT]-[Your TITLE] in your subject line.  For example: MFM-Submission-Self Portraits-Me, Myself & I

Attach your entry as a .doc file or .docx  DO NOT include your name anywhere on your submission or file name as all entries will be read blind.  DO NOT send more than one entry per week.  No explicit or graphic content please.

Please do include a brief cover letter with a short bio written as you would like it to appear on the site.  Do include links to your blog, twitter, or however else you would like to promote yourself.

Send your submissions to: LizSchriftsteller (at) gmail (dot) com.

Feel free to post any questions in the comments below.

Happy submitting!


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