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Typehouse Short Fiction Contest

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Do not submit here! This project is believed to be defunct. (October 2023)


We are seeking previously unpublished material of all genres, with a focus on underrepresented voices of all kinds. We especially want to see submissions from writers of all races, sexualities, nationalities, religions, genders, and ages, as well as disabled and neurodivergent creators.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Media & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded biennially (every other year).
Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded biennially (every other year).

Fiction Believed Defunct

Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, All nationalities, All ethnic groups/populations, Blacks/People with African origins, Hispanics/Latinos, Indigenous Peoples, People with East Asian origins, People with Middle Eastern or North African origins, All genders, Females, Males, Transgender people, Specific gender identity, All religions, Pagans/Neo-pagans, All sexual identities, Asexuals, Bisexuals, Lesbians/Gays, Neurodivergent people, Non-religious people, People living with mental health conditions, People with disabilities.
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Fabulism, Historical, Magic Realism, Urban.
Action-Adventure Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Light Fantasy, Magic Realism, Paranormal, Science Fantasy, Supernatural, Sword & Sorcery, Urban Fantasy, Vampire, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorSubgenres: Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Dark Fantasy, Fabulism, Gothic, Magic Realism, Paranormal, Psychological, Science Fiction Horror, Soft Horror, Supernatural, excluding Extreme Horror.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenres: Alternate History, Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Contemporary/Near Future, Cyberpunk, Dystopian, Hard Science Fiction, Science Fantasy, Science Fiction Horror, Slipstream, Soft Science Fiction, Space Opera, Time Travel.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Conspiracy, Crime, Historical, Noir, Psychological.
Western WesternSubgenres: Alternate History, Science Fiction Western, Weird Western.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Open to all/most Styles, including: Absurdist, Dark, Experimental, Humorous, Mainstream, Quirky, Realist, Satirical, Transgressive.
Open to all/most Topics, including: Lifestyle, Religion/Spirituality (General, Indigenous/Folk religions, Mysticism, New Age, Occultism, Paganism/Neo-paganism, Sikhism, Spirituality), Science, Sexuality/Gender (Gender studies, LGBTQ issues), Society/Culture (Current events, Ethnicity/Race, Social issues).
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 6,000 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).
OK No No No OKText format submissions
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Last Updated: 30 Oct 2023
Date Added: 23 Feb 2017

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