Fall Fiction Contest

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    Horror vs Terror: The Vocabulary of Fear by Lincoln Michel

    Horror vs Terror: The Vocabulary of Fear by Lincoln Michel

    This October we’re focusing on literature that disturbs, disgusts, and frightens, and with it comes a craft talk about the elements of those stories that scare us most. In this essay by Lincoln Michel, he writes about the difference between…

    One Month to Submit! Fall Fiction Contest With Brian Evenson

    One Month to Submit! Fall Fiction Contest With Brian Evenson

    There is only one month left to submit your best fiction for a chance at $2000 + publication + correspondence from our esteemed judge. Our 2015 winner, “Linger Longer” was just selected for a ghost story anthology edited by horror’s…

    Featured Fiction: “Hunt and Catch” by Jac Jemc

    Featured Fiction: “Hunt and Catch” by Jac Jemc

    Every October we focus on literary fiction that is dark, scary, and a little bit disturbing, and we couldn’t be more pleased (and a little creeped out) to present “Hunt and Catch” by Jac Jemc, an unnerving cat and mouse…

    New Voices: “Katie Flew Again Tonight” by Trent England

    New Voices:  “Katie Flew Again Tonight” by Trent England

    Each October, we showcase otherworldly stories that send chills up our spines. Trent England’s “Katie Flew Again Tonight” is one such tale. It is written from the perspective of a man whose wife, Katie, can fly. As Katie’s flights grow longer, they both know that one day, she will fly out of their apartment window and never return. Neither of them knows precisely where she will go, but it is certain that she will no longer share her husband’s rooted,…

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    Fiction. Essays. Edits. Experts.

    Fall Fiction Contest is OPEN and it is being judged by the incredible BRIAN EVENSON. Pop on over to our Fall Fiction page and take a look. A big thanks to everyone who registered for our Summer Workshop. This year we worked with editors from Tin House, The Paris Review, and American Short Fiction. And thank you to everyone who submitted to our Flash Fiction Contest! We just announced the winners so look for them on our Flash Fiction page. Also recently announced, are the winners of our Anthology Prize with stories selected by Roxane Gay! This printed work is a collection of ten stories and essays, is distributed nationally, and sent to editors and agents across the country. Be sure to check out or calendar page, which highlights more upcoming projects for 2017, and remember, our New Voices submission category is free to submit and pays for stories. It's all part of our mission to offer a quality platform for emerging writers.
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