Saturday, November 28, 2009

Deadline Fast Approaching!

Hey, everyone, guess what's coming up? Yep, that's right - the deadline for the Genre Wars short story contest. Here's the contest guidelines again if you're interested and haven't entered yet. We'd absolutely love to receive your work!

Contest Guidelines
1. E-mail your 1 to 2,000-word short story to before December 1, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Paste the work in the body of the e-mail with breaks between paragraphs (hit return twice). We will be reading all submissions blind, thanks to a kind volunteer who will send us the entries with all names removed. No attachments will be opened.

2. In your e-mail subject line type GENRE WARS ENTRY. In the body of the email include your name, the title of your work, word count, and which genre category you'd like to compete in: 1. science fiction/fantasy, 2. horror/crime, 3. literary, 4. romance, 5. children's literature/middle grade/young adult, or 6. experimental--yes, you have to pick one.

3. Works must be previously unpublished, and we ask for the rights to post the winning stories online and/or in print in the anthology. Afterwards, you are free to include the story in your own collections or as a reprint in another anthology.

For the original post about the contest, please click here.


  1. And thanks to the people who have already submitted! We've found some great stories, and it's interesting to see our different opinions on some of the others. We're going to have some tough decisions to make.

  2. Yikes! I need to get my story in shape!

  3. Definitely a huge thank you to those who have already submitted!

    Renee, you'll do great. :)

  4. Can we submit a chapter of a novel if it can stand alone as a story?

  5. I recall reading somewhere that we could do multiple submissions in a single category. Is that correct?

  6. Paperback, yes! You may submit multiple stories in a single genre.

  7. Thanks.
    I've already submitted 3 in different genres, but I have a couple more for one of the genres.
    Hope you folks enjoy yourselves judging and don't get overwhelmed with the loads of reading.
    I'll be anxious to see the book when it's done (even if I'm not in it...) :)


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