Mysterious Photograph Contest

May/June Mysterious Photograph Flash Fiction Contest – open to any and all submissions! 

Send us your best mystery story in 250 words or less (and be sure to include a crime) based on the photograph below. 

If your story is chosen, you win $25 AND your story will both appear in the September/October issue of AHMM and be featured on this site!


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Never a Dull Moment in the Kitchen


Your story must be 250 words or less, include a crime, and be based on the photograph provided above.

E-mail us your entry at by June 1. 

In the subject line put “May/June MP Contest,” and include your name and address in the body of the e-mail. (Very important – we need to know where send your check!)

If you already sent in your story by mail, please also e-mail it, as our offices are closed and we have limited access to physical mail.


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