Taking Submissions: Sub-Q Game Jam Flash Fiction “Love”

Deadline: December 15th, 2018
Payment: Original: $0.06 USD/word for prose; $0.03 USD/word for interactivity ($0.09 USD/word for both) Reprints: $0.03 USD/word for prose; $0.015 USD/word for interactivity (0.045 USD/word)

As we announced last month, from November 15 to December 15, we’ll be hosting a game jam open to very short pieces of interactive fiction or sequential art on the theme of love. We’ll also be accepting submissions for interactive fiction proposals through our Submittable portal for authors new to the idea of interactive fiction.

The catch? All those submissions must be limited to 1000 words of prose, or 9 panels, put before the player. (Full rules and conditions can be found at either of the links above.)

Altogether, we’ll choose four pieces from four different author/artist/developers to run in our February 2019 issue at our standard rates.

Since today is November 15th, that game jam and the submission window for proposals are officially open! Both will close for entries at the end of the day (Pacific Time) on December 15th, and we hope to be able to make our final selections by early January.

Links for both the game jam and the proposal submission window are above, or you can click through below!

Game Jam: https://itch.io/jam/subqjam

Proposal Submissions: https://tinyurl.com/subQjam18

Our February issue will also feature a 1000-word-or-less game on the theme of “love” from two invited authors, to complement the entries we accept from the game jam and the proposal submission window. Those authors will be announced soon!

Excited yet? We know we are! We can’t wait to dive in to all the submitted games and proposals.

Got questions? Let us know on TwitterFacebookitch.io, or by e-mailing [email protected]

Via: Sub-Q.

Contest: St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

Deadline: January 11th, 2019
Payment: The winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000. Read on for more details.

Rules for the 2019 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

Sponsored by Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America (MWA)

1. The Competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any Published Novel (in any genre), as defined by the guidelines below, (except that authors of self-published works only may enter, as long as the manuscript submitted is not the self-published work) and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a novel. Employees, and members of their immediate families living in the same household, of Minotaur Books or Mystery Writers of America (or a parent, subsidiary, or affiliate of either of them) are not eligible to enter.  Only one manuscript entry (the “Manuscript”) is permitted per writer. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Please read all of the rules and guidelines before submitting your entry.
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Taking Submissions: Black Labyrinth Anthology I : Possession

Deadline: January 31st, 2019
Payment: Contest with $2,000 Prize Pool – 1st Place: $800 2nd Place: $400 3rd place: $300 4th place: $200 5th place: $100 6th place: $100 7th place: $100 – Each winner receives author copies: 1 signed hardcover, 5 paperbacks and a digital copy of the book.
Note: You must be a subscriber to the Dark Regions Press e-mail newsletter to qualify which is free to join at darkregions.com/newsletter

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