Daily Archives: January 7, 2017

Submission Opportunities for Borderlands & DreadFest

Here are some of the best submission opportunities I found this week:

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Borderlands 7 (Borderlands Press) seeks fiction & art

From the editor, Olivia F. Monteleone: “For Borderlands 7 I’m looking for pretty much the same kinds of fiction: no clichés, nothing familiar. I don’t want to see vampires, killer plants, shrinking humans, werewolves, trolls, goblins, ghouls, once-upon-a-times, zombies, ghosts, found footage, etc. If you have a story in your arsenal and you wonder if hmm … this one might fall into one of the above tropes, it probably does. So just don’t send. Work out something else and send it in! And if you’ve never read a Borderlands anthology, I don’t think you have a chance of selling a story to me.”

“I’m looking for cover art. As far as the visual art goes I don’t want anything I listed above to be represented. Other than that I’m very open to different styles. Send samples from your portfolio and we can collaborate, OR send a piece you think would fit the anthology. Artwork deadline is February 1, 2017.”

“Editing volume 6 was a great experience; I am thrilled to commence work on volume 7. The stories in Borderlands 6 were AMAZING in their variety and originality, and that’s the caliber of story I am looking for … and I can’t say this enough: before submitting, pick up a previous volume to get a sense of what the series is all about. Please do not let a past rejection stop you from submitting. Never been published? Submit. Been published for forty years? Submit. Write a good story. Scare yourself. Make your s/o’s wonder who their partner is. Confuse your friends. Make sure I don’t sleep at night because I can’t get your story out of my head.” Hard copies ONLY.

Deadline March 1, 2017

Publication date July 2017

Hard copies ONLY to Borderlands Press, PO Box 61, Benson MD 21019

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DreadFest Nanofiction Writing Contest seeks entries

    • Must be submitted by and the work of individuals age 12 and older.
    • Must be original, unpublished works only.
    • Must contain 100 words or fewer.
    • Must have separate cover sheet which includes the author’s name, age, mailing address, phone number and email address.
    • Name and identifying information must not be included on entry; only include it on the cover sheet.
    • Must be electronic submissions only.
    • Must be in a Word document, typed in 12 point Times New Roman and double-spaced.
    • Must have no illustrations or photos.
    • 1st prize: $50; 2nd prize: $30; 3rd prize: $20; and honorable mention(s).
    • One submission per entrant shall be accepted.

Failure to follow the contest guidelines will result in your work not being considered. Please read and re-read the directions carefully. Submissions shall be emailed to jonesc@cityofmountdora.com

Deadline January 13, 2017