Shortly after my previous post in which I mentioned a possible flash fiction version of the Million Writers Award in the works for next year, Robert Laughlin e-mailed to say that "It is too late for you to set a precedent by establishing the firstcompetition for previously published flash fiction; I have already done so. I am the creator and administrator of the Micro Award, an annual award for fiction not over 1000 words in length. Authors and editors may each nominate one story published in the previous year, and the award accepts stories published in print and online venues. Rules are posted on our website, at www.microaward.com. This year's submission deadline is Sep. 30, and the winner and non-winning finalists will be announced on or about Dec. 15."
More power to Robert with the award and I encourage people to submit early and often.