Made Up Words: Short Story Competition 2016

Made Up Words: Short Story Competition 2016
26 Jul 2016


The Basics
We will accept contest submissions between June 30th and August 10th.

Please submit no more than one story.

We are open to any/all genres with the exception of erotica and fan fiction.

Stories should be 2,000 words max.

No simultaneous submissions.

Please use proper short story manuscript format. You can see an example here

 
The Wins
Editor’s Choice award. All submissions are eligible for this award.

Reader’s Choice award. The editorial team will choose 3 stories and invite readers to cast their votes.

The Prize
We’re a new publication, but we are committed to doing all we can to create opportunities for fiction lovers to read and engage with your story:
We will share your story with the subscribers of all 3 daCunha publications, our social media followers, and to our e-letter list. Add to this the combined influence/reach of our creative team, and it means that your work could potentially reach 30,000+ readers.

We will promote your story in daCunha’s blog, “Stories About The Stories,” and it will also be the sole feature in our October (Editor’s Choice) or November (Reader’s Choice) e-letter.

We will publish your story in our first limited edition MUW short fiction anthology. Projected publication: February 2017.

What Else?
Reader’s Choice stories will be voted on from August 26th — September 2nd.

Winners will be announced September 7th.

Publication and prizes will begin the first week of October.

As a published Made Up Words writer you will, pending subscriber levels, be paid for your story. Read more about our commitment to #paythecreators here

 

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Feel free to send questions to facebookTwitter

 or  [email protected] Good luck!
Ready to submit your story? Click here to submit 

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