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Friday, February 25

Sf/fantasy Competition closing in May 2011

for those of you that enjoy writing fiction of a more speculative genre..

The British Fantasy Society is running a short story competition that closes in May 2011.

Details can be found here or are as listed below.

Good Luck!


The BFS short story competition 2011 is now open to entries. Anyone can enter, regardless of how many times they have been previously published. The competition is open to entries from 1 January 2011 to 31 May 2011.
Prizes
  • 1st prize: £100, a year's membership of the BFS, and publication in the BFS journal
  • 2nd prize: £50, a year's membership of the BFS, and publication in the BFS journal
  • 3rd prize: £20
Schedule
  • Open to entries from 1 January 2011 to 31 May 2011
  • Our reading panel will then read the entries from June to August
  • The top-scoring stories will then be passed on to our judging panel
  • The winners will be announced at the British Fantasy Awards ceremony in September
Rules
  • Any kind of fantastical story is welcome. For example, fantasy, science fiction, horror, supernatural, fabulation, magic realism, slipstream, etc, or indeed any combination of those genres
  • The competition is open to both members and non-members of the society, but non-members must pay a £5 entry fee
  • Stories must not exceed 5,000 words
  • Multiple entries are welcome, but only one free entry per BFS member
  • Judging is anonymous, so stories should not have been previously published
  • The decision of the judging panel will be final

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