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Contest: Remastered Words Audio Anthology

May 1, 2020

Deadline: May 1st: 2020
Prizes: £75 (1st), £50 (2nd) and £25 (3rd)
Themes: One Last Chance

It’s 2020 and believe it or not, our fifth year of producing audio anthologies!

Keeping this show on the road entails a lot of work and money, but I’m sure you’ll agree the outcome has been very entertaining. What makes all of this possible though are your stories that you submit and the precious time our judges give up to read the shortlisted work. So with it being our fifth anniversary we wanted to do something a little different and run a theme for this year’s anthology. The title will be ‘One Last Chance’. There’s no specific names or worlds, it’s simply going to be an image. All of the other rules around submissions still apply which you can check here, only the tale must include the scene from the picture below…


Stay tuned as we release further updates on this year’s judging lineup and the additional authors that will share a spot with our winners on Remastered Words 2020 Audio Anthology. Also why not take a look at some of our Write Advice articles on short story writing to get you started. We can’t wait to see what you’re going to come up with and the tales you’re going to tell!


Authors of the top three selected stories will receive a one time payment of £75 (1st), £50 (2nd) and £25 (3rd), as well as having their stories produced as an audio work by Remastered Words. Samples of these stories will be made available to listen to on our website and will also be created into an audio anthology. Authors will receive a 30% share of the royalties that will be split between the winners.



We are open to submissions from 1 February 2020 to 1 May 2020.
No submissions will be accepted outside of these dates.
A maximum of ten stories will be shortlisted and announced on the website no later than June 2020. They will then be forwarded to our judges who will individually score them.
We are hoping to name the three winners by August 2020.


Please read the guidelines below in full before you submit anything.

Remastered Words is looking for short stories within any fantasy sub-genre and with a word count no more than 5,000 words. Submissions are welcome from writers of all nationalities and gender. In addition, this year there will be a theme so please make sure you follow that before submitting!

Simultaneous submissions are allowed and we are only interested in the audio rights of your story, all other rights are retained by the author, including the written rights, so if you want to submit your story elsewhere then please do so (however be mindful of the guidelines laid out by the other venues).

Multiple submissions are also allowed.

Reprints are accepted and as previously mentioned we are only interested in the audio rights to your story. If it has been printed before in any format then please send it in, but do mention this fact in your accompanying email. Unfortunately if your story has already been adapted into audio then you cannot submit to this market.

So in summary we are looking for fantasy fiction stories of no more than 5,000 words and that fall within our theme, including stories that have been printed in any format before. We are NOT interested in fan fiction, erotica/adult content, or any work that has already been adapted into audio. Any form of discrimination must play its part within the story and cannot promote those ideals in any way.

Please ensure your manuscript is formatted in the following way:

Your name and address on page one with the story title contained within the header on all pages.
Font size – 12 pt
Font type – Courier New / Times New Roman / Calibri
Double spaced

Submission Procedure

Entry is free.

Please submit all work to the following email address:  submissions (at) remasteredwords (dot) com

In the subject of your email, please write your name and story title eg. John Smith – Lady of the Rings

Save your story as either .doc or .rtf and attach the document to the email.

In the body of the email, please provide the following details:

Your name and pseudonym (if any)
Story title
Word count
Any publishing history for reprints, including the venue where it was published.

You should receive a submission acknowledgement within 48 hours but if you don’t then please query us through the contact page.



The author will grant Remastered Words exclusive audio rights only to their story for six months following publication in the anthology. Following this you may submit your written work to other audio markets. We also require archival rights to continue to make our audio production of your work available via our website and anthology. The author retains all other rights including the written rights to their piece of work. Aside from the royalty share, monies made through sales of the anthology will go towards covering website costs and management, as well as increasing the prize fund for subsequent years.

If you have any other questions or queries then again, please contact us via the contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Via: Remastered Words.


May 1, 2020