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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

IWSG - Short Story Contest - Open Now :)


Enjoy story stories and contests?

Check this out from the gang over at the Insecure Writer's Support Group.


The IWSG Short Story Contest 2015

After the success of last year’s IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond, we decided to create another book. This time it’s a short story competition with the top ten stories getting published in an anthology. (Authors will also receive royalties on sales.)

Eligibility: Any member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group is encouraged to enter – blogging or Facebook member. The story must be previously unpublished. Entry is free.

Word count: 5000-6000

Theme: Alternate History/Parallel Universe. That’s right, we’ve decided to go the speculative route. This theme has plenty of scope and we’re open to pretty much anything along these lines, except erotica or graphic violence.

Story deadline: November 1st 2015

How to enter: Send your polished, formatted, previously unpublished story to TheIWSG at gmail dot com before the deadline passes. Make sure to include your contact details.

Judging: The IWSG admins will create a shortlist of the best stories. The shortlist will then be sent to our official judges:
Laura Maisano - Senior editor at Anaiah Press for their YA/NA Christian fiction
Russell Connor – Author and owner of Dark Filament Publishing Startup
Candace Havens – Editorial Director for the Covet, Select, Select Otherworld, Select Historical, Embrace, Indulgence for Entangled Publishing. She is also a nationally syndicated columnist and award-winning and best-selling author.
Dawn Frederick – Literary agent and the founder of Red Sofa Literary
Alice Speilburg – Founder of the Speilburg Literary Agency
Michelle Johnson – Literary agent and the founder of Inklings Literary Agency
Kendare Blake - Author
Lydia Moëd - Associate agent at The Rights Factory

Prizes: The winning stories will be edited and published by Freedom Fox Press next year in the IWSG anthology. Authors will receive royalties on books sold, both print and eBook. The top story will have the honor of giving the anthology its title. The winners will also receive an exclusive badge to display on their blog.

We’re excited to see the creativity and enthusiasm that’s such a part of this group put into action. So don your creative caps and start writing. And spread the word!

(Suggested Tweet below)

The #IWSG short story anthology contest is open! For details - http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/2015/09/iwsg-post-day-and-special-anniversary.html #contest #shortstory #anthology


Elephant's Child said...

It sounds great. And I am looking forward to reading it in the fullness of time.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for plugging the IWSG Anthology Contest!

Melissa said...

Alex and his gang have outdone themselves. :)

Jo said...

I hope you are going to enter Mork. Wonderful competition.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Thanks for the shout out, Mark. You're the best.

Susan Says

David Powers King said...

Very cool, Mark! Thanks for sharing this contest. :)

Melissa Sugar said...

Aloha! It's been a while. Hope you're doing well. The contest sounds exciting, but I don't think I can write anything in that genre. I might give it a try anyway. It's an amazing opportunity. Can you believe it's been 4 years since Alex created the Insecure Writers Support Group?
Take care

Lisa said...

Wish I wrote spec, but I will read it!!!

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