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Baltimore Science Fiction Society Amateur Writing Contest 2

A project of Baltimore Science Fiction Society

About

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society holds its annual Amateur Writing Contest to promote the creation of quality genre literature in the state of Maryland. Any short story that falls into the "speculative fiction" genre--science fiction and fantasy in all their forms--is welcome. Urban fantasy, hard science fiction, dark fantasy, it all counts as long as the work has a speculative element.

Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to residents of Maryland, 18 or older, who do not have "professional" writing credits.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2013

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,500 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No No NoText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2023
Last Checked: 24 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 18 Jan 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 28 Jan 2013

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