Fabula Press Short Story Contests

9 January 2016

Contest deadlines: Each year, the winter (Nivalis) contest opens on 01 January, and submissions will be accepted till 31 March. Summer (Aestas) contest begins on 01 July and runs till 30 September, every year. 


Prizes: The contest carries the following prizes:

  1. First Prize:      US$250
  2. Second Prize:US$150
  3. 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.


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.


For detailed guidelines, visit:  http://www.fabulapress.com

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