Phantastes Short Fiction Contest
Phantastes Short Fiction ContestPhantastes Short Fiction Contest
Deadline: May 31, 2000
1st Prize: "Mary Mary Quite Contrary", artwork by Scott Gufstason, donated by Chimera Publishing (http://www.syntheverse.com)
Winner and two runners-up to be published in a special issue of Phantastes, with compensation at the rate of $.01/word for first worldwide rights.
Unpublished fantasy fiction, up to 5,000 words in English. Complete stories only; no novel excerpts. Participants must be able to guarantee that the work is their own, and has not appeared in any publication prior to the end of the contest.
Submissions will be accepted by post only. E-mail submissions will be ignored unless prior arrangements have been made with the editor (editor@...). Send submissions to: Phantastes Short Fiction Contest, c/o Staci Dumoski, 440 N. Winchester #114, Santa Clara, CA 95050, USA.
Manuscript Preparation: Manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced. Attach a cover sheet with your name, mailing address, e-mail address (if applicable), and the title of your story. This cover sheet will be removed for judging. Put the title and page number on each page of the story itself, but no other identifying information should be included.
Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard if you wish an acknowledgement of the receipt of the manuscript. Entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2000. Manuscripts will not be returned; all manuscripts will be destroyed at the end of the contest.
Upon completion of judging, winners will be notified by e-mail and post, and a complete list of winners will be e-mailed to participants who include their e-mail address with their submission.
Robin McKinley (Rose Daughter, The Hero and the Crown), Victoria Strauss (Arm of the Stone, Garden of the Stone) and Lawrence Watt-Evans (Dragon Weather, Touched by the Gods).
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