This year, we are giving writers the opportunity to chose which non-profit they want to support with their entry fee. Make a donation of $10 or more to the ACLU, The Electronic Privacy Information Center, International Planned Parenthood, or the Southern Poverty Law Center through our Justgive.org portal. Your donation will qualify as your entry fee.
For complete details on how to enter, please check out full instructions.
All winners and honorable mentions will also be invited to have their story included in next year's installment of Bardic Tales and Sage Advice.
Deadline for entries: October 31, 2017
Scope of contest: Unpublished speculative fiction stories between 2,500 words and 20,000 words in length.
How to Enter
Go to our Justgive.org portal
Make a donation of $10 or more to one of the selected non-profits.
Forward your donation confirmation to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your submission attached.
Author's may submit up to three stories with a total donation of $25 or more. Please send all submissions at the same time.
Pay the reading fee of $20 per story via Paypal.
Send in your submission using the same email address that you used to pay your reading fee.
Authors may submit more than one story for this year's competition, but a separate entry fee must be paid for each story.