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SPECULATIVE FICTION CONTESTS
(science fiction, fantasy, horror)

Click on Other Contests for non-speculative fiction writing contests.


 
January deadline:
   
March deadline:
 
  • Aeon Award sponsored by Albedo One, Ireland's magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. January to March round.
 
April deadline:
 
  • Conduit contests (categories short shorts, short story, novella, and screenwriting) Sponsored by Conduit, a science fiction and fantasy convention in Salt Lake City, UT
 
May deadline:
   
June deadline:
 
  • James White Award Science fiction short story competition for non-professional writers
  • Aeon Award sponsored by Albedo One, Ireland's magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. April to June round.
 
September deadline:
 
  • Aeon Award sponsored by Albedo One, Ireland's magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. July to September round.
 
October deadline:
   
December deadline:
 
  • Aeon Award sponsored by Albedo One, Ireland's magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. October to December round.
 
Other sites to check for writing contests:
  The New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. previously sponsored the NESFA Short Story Contest

 


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