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Contest: Baen Fantasy Adventure Award 2022

Deadline: April 30th, 2022
Prize: Grand Prize: Pro rate contract on story and $500 of free Baen Books, Second Prize: $500 of free Baen Books, Third Prize: $300 of free Baen Books
Theme: Adventure fantasy with heroes you want to root for. Warriors either modern or medieval, who solve problems with their wits or with their weapons—and we have nothing against dragons, elves, dwarves, castles under siege, urban fantasy, damsels in distress, or damsels who inflict distress.

Contest Rules

Write and submit a short story of no more than 8,000 words. It must be a work of fantasy, though all fantasy genres are open, e.g. epic fantasy, heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, contemporary fantasy, etc.

No entry fee. But only one submission per person…we suggest your best one!

No reprints (i.e. the story must be unpublished).

Enter To Win A Digital Copy Of ‘Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth, And Babies’

Deborah Sheldon is back with another amazing digital giveaway with Horror Tree! This time around, she is providing 10 digital copies of ‘Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth, And Babies‘ and you have two weeks to try and win a copy! From today until the end of December 20th, 2021 be sure to visit this post with multiple ways to put your name in the hat to win yourself a copy of this fantastic anthology.

The Horror Tree is giving away TEN ebook copies of Deborah Sheldon’s anthology, Spawn: Weird Horror Tales About Pregnancy, Birth and Babies, released by the award-winning press, IFWG Publishing Australia.


Win A Digital Copy Of ‘Making Friends And Other Fictions’ by Die Booth

Today we have a new giveaway to share with you as Die Booth has generously offered up 5 digital copies of his latest collection ‘Making Friends And Other Fictions’. We’ll be running this giveaway from today until 10/1/21 so there is plenty of time to enter. This is a fun collection so I’d absolutely suggest checking this out (and, of course, if you’d like to help out Booth directly, do be sure to buy a copy when it is available to order!)

What is the collection themed you might be asking? Well, I’ve got you covered on that as here is the official synopsis:

Anna answers an advertisement to find her ideal man. Harry gets more than he expected when he buys a rare bottle of wine. Donny comes up with a plan to get the perfect engagement ring for her girlfriend.

Coming out, coming home or letting go: from the Cheshire Literature Prize-winning author of Spirit Houses, My Glass is Runn and 365 Lies come 25 queer little tales of where we come from, what we hide from and what we love.

Sometimes horrifying, sometimes beautiful and occasionally both – Making Friends straddles the boundaries of genre with themes of identity and belonging, fear and love.


Contest: 50-Word Stories October 2021 (Early Listing)

Submission Window: October 1st-15th, 2021
Payment: 1 winner each month will win $10 Canadian
Theme: A story at exactly 50-words

If you’d like to have a 50-word story that you wrote featured on FiftyWordStories.com, first make sure that you understand exactly what a 50-word story is, and then read the submission requirements below closely.

Submissions System
Each month, submissions will be open between days 1 and 15 of that month. Any stories received on days 16 to 31 of a month will be deleted, but can be resubmitted the following month. You may only submit one story per month.

From the stories received in those 15 days, the best stories will be selected to be published that same month. Only enough stories will be selected to publish two stories per weekday.

There is no payment associated with stories. However, each month a “Story of the Month” is selected, and receives a prize of $10 Canadian.

Stories that were not selected will not be published, will not roll over into the following month, and cannot be resubmitted in following months. Authors will be notified whether their story has been selected or not once all stories from the month’s submissions have been reviewed. (more…)

The Glass Woman Prize – Ghost Story Contest

The Glass Woman Prize – Ghost Story Contest

Contest – Female Authors Only
Deadline: November 18th, 2011
Payment: $100 to the winner

An EXTRAORDINARY call for ghost stories with November 18, 2011 DEADline:

An anonymous flesh and blood patron of the arts has offered a $100 prize for a ghost story written by a woman.

Here is what she writes:

Ghosts are with us all year round and in this season of mists they call for particular attention. I leave the definition of “ghost story” up to the author and look forward to the many embodiments and disembodiments of this theme. Preferred length 1000 to 3000 words, but stories of any length may be submitted.

Unlike the current restricted submissions for the regular Glass Woman Prize, this ghost story prize call for submissions is open to all women writing in English. Please send your submission by email to [email protected] and–very important!–put “Ghost Story” in the subject line; paste your story into the body of an email (i.e. no attachments). One submission per author.

Simultaneous submissions and previously published stories are okay, but please mention that in your submission. The winning story will be offered non-obligatory publication on the Glass Woman Prize page. There is no reading fee.

[via: Glass Woman Prize.]

Taking Submissions: ZombAlert Flash Fiction Contest

ZombAlert Flash Fiction Contest

DEADLINE: March 30th 2011

Rules: email ZombAlert your story (500-1500 words) along with your name & best contact email address by March 30th. Stories must include our ZombAlert pendants.

Prizes: We will choose the top 10 stories, and will publish each of these on our website. In addition the top 3 stories will receive a ZombAlert pendant of their choice. The 1st place story will also receive a $50 gift certificate to Optimystical Studios that can be redeemed for products on our website, our Etsy store or at our booth at an upcoming show.

The Fine Print: You retain the rights to your story, however by submitting to the contest you agree to allow us to publish your entry, name and/or photograph, in whole or in part for advertising, promotion & posterity. Family members of Optimystical Studios may enter but cannot win. All desisions are final, no critiques will be given.

[via: ZombAlert.]

Contest: Win an Editorial Review from Suvudu

At Suvudu, we’re aware that getting your work into the hands of a professional editor can be a major hurdle in the road to publication. Many New York publishers do not accept submissions except from literary agents. That’s why we’re making available this limited opportunity to put your best manuscript of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or paranormal romance into consideration by the Del Rey/Spectra staff.

Del Rey/Spectra through Suvudu will be accepting submissions from now through March 18, 2011, of previously unpublished manuscripts of no more than 150,000 words. Over the next few months, they will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, and writing style. The top submission will receive a full edit of the submitted work by Betsy Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of Del Rey Publishing, and the story will be considered for publication. Three runners-up will receive a set of Del Rey/Spectra titles selected by Suvudu.

When you’re ready to submit, click here to fill out the entry form. Once you’ve done so, you’ll receive an e-mail from Suvudu. Send your submission in response to the e-mail to enter the contest. Click here for official contest rules.

The winners will be announced on May 18, 2011.

Contest is from January 18, 2011 to March 18, 2011 (EST), and open only to legal residents of the United States, excluding Puerto Rico, who are age 18 and over as of January 18, 2011. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor: Suvudu.com, a website of Random House, Inc.

[via: Suvudu.]