I am starting a new thread to share competitions, contests and submission info etc for your stories. I apologise if some of these are off limits due
to location. I will try whenever possible to submit links that include everyone. I hope we can create a little compilation of links as well as a place
to provide advice and encouragement.
Here are a couple of links for your scary stories:
New Horror and Speculative Fiction Magazine. Competition Summer 2005 (closes 31 October) £3 pounds per story to enter. Overseas writers can enter
3rd Alternative: Respected Sci-Fi, Dark Fantasy and Horror magazine.They accept submissions all year-round, from Britain as well as overseas. No fees
other than postage.
And whenever possible I will try to provide free competitions. Unfortunately, a lot of them do require entry fees. I would stay away from the
poetry.com and other vanity publishing websites however, and those that allow you to 'win' by making you buy useless anthologies written by 700+
My advice would be to check out bookstores and see what kinds of publications you like the look of and submit to them. Or just peruse online. A
reputable website will have entries and submissions from other writers that you can read.
At the same time, just because a fee is attached to the contest does not make it a scam. Dare I say if anyone has come across one of these
questionable sites we can inform the others?
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