VERY EXCITING NEWS!
In conjunction with the Wily Writers Website for Down-loadable Speculative Fiction, SpecFicNZ is going to conduct its very first Short Story Contest.
This contest is only open to SpecFicNZ members, and will run from March 1st, 2011 to March 31st, 2011. If you are not a member of SpecFicNZ, it is not too late to join.
Editor of the Wily site, Angel Leigh McCoy, has generously agreed to publish the two winning stories in the June 2011 issue of Wily Writers, an issue featuring SpecFicNZ as the New Zealand national speculative fiction writers association.
She is doing this because she believes strongly “that writers organizations play a primary role in the support and success of up-and-coming writers. They provide networking and knowledge, the two most valuable treasures a writer can receive. If you’re not a member of a writers organization, then you may want to consider joining one, both so you can submit to Wily Writers this year and so that you have access to all the wonderful writing resources these organizations provide.”
Wily Writers is a significant market and was listed one of the 75 Best Online Markets by Writers Digest (Nov/Dec Issue 2010).
In addition to publication, the Wily Website will be paying the top two winning stories, and SpeFicNZ will be pitching in prize money as well. First place will be awarded $75 US. Second place will be $50 US.
Submission Guidelines can be found HERE, but please do not submit anything until March 1st.
No member of SpecFicNZ or its core committee will be judging the contest entries. They will be judged by an outside party (chosen by Angel McCoy).
Stories will not be edited, so send only your best, polished work.
Not a short story writer? If you only write novels, consider harvesting a short story or self-sustained excerpt out of your latest project to submit and promote your novel.
So, get writing and make NZ proud!