Welcome to the inaugural post of a new writerly series called Submission Sundays. Each week, I’ll be bringing you a unique call for submission. Each call will contain a speculative element and will offer payment. As I want this to be an inclusive event, if the call is limited to a certain demographic I will offer a second call for submissions without those limitations.
Where ever you are on your writing journey, calls can inspire creativity. Getting comfortable with submissions – and rejections – is important. Every established writer has a stack of rejections behind them. It takes guts and a willingness to fail.
Ready? Read on …
Engen Books/Kit Sora Flash Fiction Contest
Eligibility: open to unpublished works no greater than 250 words by Canadian writers (not Canadian? Don’t worry, there’s a second call below) in response to this photo by Kit Sora Photography:
What makes this call stand out: visual photo prompts open up the imagination in new and unexpected ways.
Caveat: entrants are required to share the contest via social media.
Payment: $0.10 per word, Canadian.
Submit by: April 14th, 2018. No time is given, so err on the side of caution and submit early!!
Stories of the Nature of Cities 2099 Prize for Urban Flash Fiction
Eligibility: unpublished work of fiction, one entry per writer, to the topic of a green city in 2099, under 1000 words. Unlimited demographic.
What makes this call stand out: speculative fiction has historically influenced our current technologies, which means your green city ideas now may have an effect on cities of the future.
Payment: one gold prize of $3000 (currency unknown), two silver prizes of $1500, and 3 bronze prizes of $500. Plus publication.
Submit by: April 15th, 2018, 11:59 EDT
Good luck to everyone submitting stories and happy writing always, Jennifer