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Spark: A Creative Anthology Contest Three 2

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About

In a recent interview, our editor-in-chief was asked, “What draws you to speculative fiction?” He said: "To me, speculative fiction is all about what’s possible. Each subcategory does it in different ways: Fantasy tells us what’s possible when we close our eyes and imagine life without the constraints of our world; Sci-Fi tells us what’s possible if we continue exploring the amazing science of technology we already have; Steampunk tells us what’s possible with human ingenuity—it’s not bound by electricity, microcircuits, supermagnets, but would have bloomed even without those particular advancements. Other categories take still different approaches, but the one thing they all have in common is the celebration of what’s possible." Your assignment for Contest Three is to take that celebration of what’s possible and apply it to our own universe in the present day.

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Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Unknown

Publication Media & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time contest.
Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time contest.

Fiction Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism.
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Contemporary, Urban Fantasy.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenre: Contemporary/Near Future.
Western WesternSubgenre: Contemporary.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 10,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism.
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Contemporary, Urban Fantasy.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenre: Contemporary/Near Future.
Western WesternSubgenre: Contemporary.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 150 lines.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Feb 2019
Date Added: 01 Aug 2013

Before Submitting

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