Dear Henderson Writers’ Group,
By way of introduction, I write on behalf of Fabula Press (www.fabulapress.com) which is a small publishing house catering to the literary fiction market. Twice a year, we run themed and non-themed short story contests on the web, and publish the top entries in the form of an anthology (both in print and digital formats). We are currently in the process of launching our 2016 winter short story contest styled as Nivalis 2016, and seek your support to spread the word among the authors in your circle/group. Should authors from your circle choose to participate, kindly request them to duly fill in the “where did you hear from us” section in the submissions page – we try to give due credit to the various writing groups/workshops for their support when their authors are featured in our anthology or where there are many entries from any group. The details of the contest are as below: Dates: Contest opens on 01Jan16, and submissions will be accepted till 31Mar16. The results will tentatively be declared in Jun16. Prizes: The contest carries the following prizes:
- First Prize: US$250
- Second Prize: US$150
- Third Prize: US$100
All longlisted entries (top 10-15) get published in an anthology, and non-prize winning published entries will be paid US$50 each. Also, at the sponsors’ discretion additional prizes may be declared for ‘Editors’ Pick’ category (in the last edition of the contest four such prizes of US$50 each were declared).
Theme: None. There is no restriction on genre either, and we are happy to read historical fiction, mystery/suspense, and horror. However, for consistency of presentation we cannot accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit; likewise hardcore science fiction is not something we are looking for, but are open to science based / alternative history based literary works. In case of doubt, it is best to query the editorial team.
Word count: Minimum 1500, maximum 7000. At the editors’ discretion some latitude may be allowed on both minimum and maximum word counts for stories of exceptional merit.
Entry fee: US$10.
Judges: The panel of judges includes literary agents, authors and essayists.
Detailed guidelines are available on our website, but do let us know should you need more information. Hoping to receive your support,
Kind regards, Anirban Ray Choudhury