Writers! You have from now until June 30th to get us your short stories, novelettes and novellas on the theme of travel between worlds, places, and times.
Here are the contest details:
WHO: Anyone can enter! The great thing about this contest is you don’t have to be a pro, or have a completely polished manuscript to enter. We’re more interested in a good story and an interesting setting. Show us a story with potential and we’ll help you get your story ready for publication.
WHAT: We’re looking for 5000 to 25000 word stories that involve travel of some kind and focus on the theme of journey over destination. As always, we prefer stories set in other times, places, or another version of reality. We want escapism with a focus on world building and/or character development.
WHERE: Complete this form to enter:
WHEN: As mentioned earlier, you have from now until June 30th to enter. We will announce the winning entries in August and the anthology will be published and released in the summer of 2023.
HOW: Just write, have a few friends read your story, edit it to the best of your abilities, then send it to us! We’ll help you with the rest if we choose your entry for our anthology so don’t stress over it.
Now, the best part: We will choose somewhere between 4 to 7 stories to be included in the anthology and over the course of the next year we will work with those four lucky writers to polish the winning entries and get them ready for publication.
You may have noticed that we are collecting an $20 CAD entry fee. I can understand how this might be a turn off for some writers, but please understand this money is going in its entirety towards the production of this anthology and prizes for the winning authors. That’s it. We’re not keeping a single penny.
So, to summarize, the winning authors get:
- Their stories workshopped, edited, and published by a traditional-style publishing house
- A $65 CAD cash prize
- Publication in our From Here to There Anthology, released Summer 2023.
- A complimentary printed copy the finished Athology and the ability to purchase unlimited additional copies at wholesale price.
- Bragging rights!
So if this all sounds good to you, I suggest you get to writing or sprucing up an older work. Just as long as it is original, unpublished, and meets our genre and length guidelines!
The judges are waiting eagerly to read your stories, so please send them along!
We look forward to working with you.
You can also enter in our STORE: https://mirror-world-publishing.myshopify.com/products/anthology-contest-entry-2020?_pos=1&_sid=5d7ed6262&_ss=r