The National Fantasy Fan Federation is having a short story contest that ends Dec. 31, 2017. Stories entered in the contest must be original, unpublished, not longer than 8,500 words in length—and must be related to the science fiction, fantasy, or similar genres in the opinion of the judge.
Cash prizes totaling $100 will be awarded as follows: First prize is $50, second $30, and third $20. Honorable mentions and semi-finalists will receive a certificate of award. Read more about the short story contest here.
Two of their five publications also accept poetry. They also accept fiction, essays, con reports and interviews. All writing is subject to being edited, but they usually take a very light hand. Any writer chosen for a feature (fiction or non-fiction of more than 900 words) will get 1 full-color printed version of the issue their work graces. Find out more about their submission guidelines here.
Fans and authors of science fiction and fantasy should considering joining the organization. Membership fees are as low as $4 a year and a public membership is free. Read more about joining the National Fantasy Fan Federation here.