Showing posts from December, 2021

Blackwater Press Short Story Contest

 Full details  Once again, thank you so much to all of the wonderful entrants who contributed to our 2021 short story writing contest. We were so thrilled with the quality of the stories and with how many entries we received, not to mention the collection that came of it! Check that out by clicking the image below.     ​ Following this success, we are delighted to announce the launch of our second contest. After tallying up the votes from our social media followers, the theme for the contest will be: ​ ​ ​ ​ INK First Prize: $150 Two Runners Up: $50 Top Ten Entries: Published in Blackwater Press Short Story Collection 2022 – Rules – Entries cost $5, which you can pay using the button below. Only once this has been paid will a story be considered. The theme of "ink" can be interpreted however you like. All stories must be the author's own work. All stories must be previously unpublished, in print or online. All entries must be sent as a

Factor Four Mag

 Full details  We publish flash fiction in the genres of speculative fiction, specifically science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, super hero, or any combination of these.  We are looking for stories that are engaging to our readers in such a short word count.  Please take note of these factors (pun intended) when submitting stories to us. Accept Story Length: We accept stories up to 1,000 words. Sexual Content & Language:   We are okay with foul language and sexual activity within a story, provided it fits the story well.  We do not publish erotica. Manuscript Format:   Please send a .doc, .docx, or .rtf.  Please use 12 point Courier font, double spaced, with author information, and word count.  If you want text to be bolded or in italics, please be sure it is in that format on your manuscript.  (I.E. do not use underline to indicate italics, instead italicize the text. ) Multiple and Simultaneous Submission:   We do not accept submissions that are pending a respons