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I’m pleased to announce the details of the fourth annual Apex Halloween Short Story Contest!

Contest rules in a nutshell:
Theme: Urban myths with an alien origin
Deadline: October 15th, 2009
Word Count: Maximum of 2,500 words
Submission Address: halloween@apexbookcompany.com

The prize this year is publication in Jennifer Brozek’s upcoming Apex anthology Close Encounters of the Urban Kind. First place gets publication and payment of 8 cents per word for their story (and a copy of the antho). Second place gets publication and payment of 5 cents per word for their story (and a copy of the antho). Jennifer’s anthology is invite only, so these will be the only open spots available to non-solicited manuscripts.

The Apex editing team will choose the ten to fifteen best stories and submit those to Jennifer. Jennifer will proceed to pick the winner and runner-up for publication. Her anthology can be described as “combining the dark allure of urban legends with the high stakes of alien encounters”.

Best of luck!



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 11th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
So, this is in addition to the Close Encounters invites for submissions? If an author is intending on submitting to the main anthology itself, can they also submit to this contest?
Jun. 11th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
You will not be double published. :) So, if you are invited, I don't think you should enter the contest.
Jun. 11th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
Gotcha. Ok, just wanted to make sure. 8)
Jun. 11th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I wish I had the ability to do contests like that for my company. Not enough time in my schedule to do that much slush reading.

Jun. 12th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
That's what minion Submission Editors are for.
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