What Is It About?
First time authors have a hard time getting their first contract. Many of us have been there and it is discouraging to say the least. Solstice Publishing has published many first time authors and are actively seeking fresh new writers to add to our Solstice family. Many authors got their foot in the publishing door by writing short stories. This is a great way for authors to build their catalog while they work on their longer novels. At Solstice, we believe every book has a home. It may or may not be with us but we invite you to see if we’re the right home for your story.
Solstice Shadows publishes Fantasy, SciFi, Paranormal, Horror, and all sub-genres therein. If you have a short story that falls into one of these genres, we welcome you to read on and consider entering our short story contest.
Official Contest Information
Solstice Shadows is hosting a short story contest starting June 1st through July 6th 2015.
* Accepted genres: Fantasy, SciFi, Horror, Paranormal, and all sub genres therein. (We do not accept non-fiction/overtly religious stories/pornography)
* Story length: Up to 20K words.
* The story cannot be currently for sale on any platform.
1.) Head to www.solsticepublishing.com/submissions
2.) Click on ‘Solstice Shadows’
3.) Log on to Submittable
4. ) Mention “Shadows Short Story Submission” in the ‘Title’ box.
5.) Include a cover letter that tells a little about your story and a little about you.
6.) Follow the guidelines for submitting your story and attach the file.
How will the stories be judged?
Here’s what we’re looking for, in no particular order:
1.) Submission guidelines followed
2.) A social media presence
3.) An exciting first scene
4.) A clear and organized plot
5.) Interesting characters
6.) Engaging dialogue
7.) Correct grammar/punctuation
8.) A satisfying conclusion to the story
9.) A unique voice.
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