Call for Submissions: Washington Science Fiction Association - (Expired)

Calls for Submissions Contest For Writers

From the Washington Science Fiction Association:

Award: Original short fiction works (17,500 words or fewer) of imaginative literature (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction or like literature) published by a small press.

Eligibility: Works published for the first time in the English language in 2016.

Eligible venues:
1. Books: Stories published in a book by a small press. A small press is defined as a hard copy print or web publication house releasing no more than 45 titles in the year that the story is published.
2. Periodicals: Stories published in a periodical by a small press. Eligible paper periodicals are those with a circulation of fewer than 10,000 in the year that the story is published. Eligible web periodicals are those with fewer than 10,000 subscriptions in the year that the story is published. Periodicals must compensate the authors in some manner and authors must not contribute financially to the publication.

Who may nominate stories:
A single representative of a small press or periodical may nominate no more than three (3) stories, which may include stories published by the press/periodical or others. This representative may be the publisher, editor, or an official designee.
An author may nominate one (1) story, published by themselves or others.
A WSFA member may nominate one (1) story.

Award presentation: The award, consisting of a small acrylic trophy, and a monetary prize of $500, will be presented at the annual WSFA convention, Capclave, held each year in October in the Washington, DC, area. Certificates of recognition will be presented to the other finalists.

Submission Deadline: 2 April 2017 before midnight (by 11:59pm) Washington D.C. time.


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