2015 Series Debut Contest RESULTS

At long last the results are in!  We would like to thank everyone for taking the time to submit to this contest.  We sincerely apologize for the delay in announcing the results.  We unexpectedly received nearly double the number of contest submissions we had planned on and felt it was more important to get through all the submissions than it was to stay on schedule.

And now for the results!

First Prize goes to Delia Fontana for the story “The Fourth Sense.”

Second Prize goes to Wicked Red for the story “Rapturous Dawn.”

Third Prize goes to Tristan J. Tarwater for the story, “Hen and Chick.”

Always be on the lookout for future contest announcements!

2015 Series Debut Contest

We are looking for series debuts that leave us hankering for more!

Submission Guidelines:

-Entries have a limit of 20,000 words. Stories beyond that will not be considered.
-Submissions should be the first episode in a series, NO prequels
-Stories may be previously published.
-Does not need to have additional episodes in series already published.
-Entries will be accepted beginning on July 6, 2015.
-Entry Deadline: August 1, 2015.
-All submissions should be sent as a PDF attachment to shortfictionwriters@gmail.com with “SFWG Contest” as the subject.
-We will announce the winners by September 1, 2015.

First Place:  Will receive an in-depth public review posted on SFWG. If winning story is up for sale, review may be published on ebook retailer of author’s choice. Winner will also be interviewed and featured here on SFWG as well as various forums and websites.

Second Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog and announced on various forums and websites.

Third Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog and announced on various forums and websites.

SFWG 2014 Flash Fiction Contest RESULTS

We would like to thank everyone that took the time to submit to our “Evil Christmas” flash fiction contest.  We were simultaneously scared and amused by all the creativity.

And now for the results!

First Prize goes to Jennifer Vandenberg for her story, “Advice from Siblings.”

Second Prize goes to Al Stevens for his story, “Santas on Patrol.”

Third Prize goes to Robin Leigh Morgan for her story, “A Haunted House at Christmas.”

Always be on the lookout for future contest announcements!

2014 Flash Fiction Contest

We our looking for sinister holiday genius with with the theme: Evil Christmas

Submission Guidelines:

  • Entries have a limit of 1,000 words. Stories beyond that will not be considered.
  • Stories may be previously published.
  • Submissions should follow the theme “Evil Christmas”.  The contest is about originality and depth of story given a limited number of words.
  • Entries will be accepted beginning on December 16, 2014.
  • Entry Deadline: January 1, 2015.
  • All submissions should be sent as a PDF attachment to shortfictionwriters@gmail.com with “SFWG Contest” as the subject.

We will announce the winners by January 15, 2015.

 First Place: Will be given an SFWG logo.  Will receive an in-depth public review posted on SFWG.  If winning story is up for sale, review may be published on ebook retailer of author’s choice.  Winner will also be interviewed and featured here on SFWG as well as various forums and websites.

 Second Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog and announced on various forums and websites.

 Third Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog and announced on various forums and websites.

SFWG 2013 Flash Fiction Contest RESULTS

We would like to thank everyone that took the time to submit to our first flash fiction contest.  We received an impressive number of submissions for this contest.  So it made us very happy to see that flash fiction seems to be alive and thriving in the literary world.

And now for the results!

First Prize goes to Al Stevens for his story “The Old Tenor Player.”  You can buy the collection containing this story on Amazon.

Second Prize goes to Travis Hill for his story “Capture at the Hive.”

Third Prize goes to Kaye Linden for her story “My Soul is Driving.”  You can buy the collection containing this story on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and most other ebook retailers.

Always be on the lookout for future contest announcements!

SFWG 2013 Flash Fiction Competition

Make it short and sweet!  SFWG is looking forward to our 2013 Flash Fiction Competition!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Entries have a limit of 1,000 words. Stories beyond that will not be considered.
  • Stories may be previously published.
  • Any genre is accepted.  The contest is about originality and depth of story given a limited number of words.
  • Entries will be accepted beginning on August 5, 2013.
  • Entry Deadline: September 2, 2013.
  • All submissions should be sent as a PDF attachment to shortfictionwriters@gmail.com with “SFWG Contest” as the subject.

We will announce the winners by October 7, 2013.

 First Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog, announced on various forums and websites, included in a future Anthology (with your approval), given an SFWG logo and winner image that can be used on your book cover, receive 10,000 words of free beta reading from both Book Brouhaha and Short Fiction Spotlight Beta Reading services (20,000 words total).

 Second Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog and announced on various forums and websites.

 Third Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog and announced on various forums and websites.

SFWG 2013 Romance Contest RESULTS

We would like to thank everyone that took the time to submit to our first romance contest.  Here at SFWG we want to try and celebrate all genres of short fiction which is why we chose something very different from speculative fiction this time around.

And now for the results!

First Prize goes to Amy Krohn for her story “The Third Painting.”  Amy has graciously offered to give a free PDF copy to anyone interested in reading her story.  You can contact her at: amy.krohn@yahoo.com

Second Prize goes to Laura Lond for her story “A Merman’s Kiss.”  You can buy this story  on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Third Prize goes to Melissa Keir for her story “A Christmas Accident.”  You can buy this story on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Secret Cravings Publishing.

Always be on the lookout for future contest announcements!

SFWG 2013 Romance Competition

In honor of the month of love we at SFWG are happy to announce our first Romance Competition!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Entries have a limit of 17,500 words. Stories beyond that will not be considered.
  • Stories may be previously published.
  • The genre is restricted to any romance subgenre.  Pure erotica will not be accepted.  Erotic romance IS accepted so long as the romace is the central plot.
  • Entries will be accepted beginning on January 21, 2013.
  • Entry Deadline: February 18, 2013.
  • All submissions should be sent as a PDF attachment to shortfictionwriters@gmail.com with “SFWG Contest” as the subject.

We will announce the winners by March 1, 2013.

First Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog, announced on various forums and websites, included in a future Anthology (with your approval), given an SFWG logo and winner image that can be used on your book cover, and receive 10,000 words of free content editing from Purity Jones Editing Services. Content editing is complete and extensive editing examining grammitical errors, facts, and plot structure.

Second Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog and announced on various forums and websites.

Third Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog and announced on various forums and websites.

SFWG 2012 Speculative Fiction Contest RESULTS

We would like to thank everyone that took the time to submit to our first contest.  We received a number of very intriguing stories that led to some fun discussions for us.  SFWG does plan on making contests a regular part of our yearly events.  So there will certainly be more prizes to earn in the future!

And now for the results!

First Prize goes to Aaron Engler for his story “Event Zero.”  You can read this story for free here.

Second Prize goes to Erin Lawless for her story “Deadlands.”  You can read about the collection containing this story here.

Third Prize goes to Anthony Stevens for his story “Statuary.”  You can read this story for free here and read about his upcoming project here.

Keep your eyes peeled for future contest announcements!

SFWG 2012 Speculative Fiction Contest

We at SFWG are happy to announce our first Speculative Fiction Competition!

Submission Guidelines:
  • Entries have a limit of 5,000 words. Stories beyond that will not be considered.
  • Stories may be previously published.
  • The genre is restricted to speculative fiction (fantasy, horror, or science fiction).
  • Entries will be accepted beginning on November 12, 2012.
  • Entry Deadline: December 1, 2012.
  • All submissions should be sent as a PDF attachment to shortfictionwriters@gmail.com with “SFWG Contest” as the subject.

We will announce the winners by the end of the year.

First Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog, announced on various forums and websites, included in a future Anthology (with your approval), given an SFWG logo and winner image that can be used on your book cover, and receive a free original cover art design from C.C. Kelly Studios (valued at $300) for your next short fiction project.

Second Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog and announced on various forums and websites.

Third Place: Will be featured on the SFWG Blog and announced on various forums and websites.