Parsec SF/Fantasy/Horror Short Story Contest 56

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About

All stories must be of the Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror genres. The winning story will be the one that most effectively uses the contest theme as a key element within the genre. Your interpretation of the theme must be integral to the story and not just mentioned in passing.

Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to those with limited publication (see their guidelines for details).

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,500 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 No OKText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2019
Last Checked: 05 Sep 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 10 Apr 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 27 Dec 2007

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.