2024 FantaSci Short Story Contest open call for submissions.
The theme is Paladins of Valor, and your story must be a fantasy story that includes deeds of valor centered around paladins and chivalry, and the oaths that bind them.
The contest is complete. The four selections are:
- Chris Hepler with High Water Mark
- Nathan Balyeat with Welcome to Detroit
- David Birdsall with The Passing of the Mantle
- Chad Boyer with Apprentice in Trouble
This does not mean each hero must wear armor, only that they fit the larger class of paladins and chivalry. For example, I contend Malcolm Reynolds is a paladin seeking to regain his faith. Yoda was a paladin. Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and Spenser are all knights errant.
Deadline: November 30th, 2023
Pay Rate: Royalty Share
Word Count: 7-10,000 words
Specifics: Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1.5 line spaced.
It must also be a fantasy story. Any type is welcome, urban, epic, high, western, gothic, whatever, it just have to have magic. Finally, it cannot have been published anywhere else before.
The four chosen for Paladins of Valor will be included in the anthology published at FantaSci 2024. One of the four, as chosen by me, will win the prize, which is two free passes to FantaSci 2025.
Please send all submissions to email@example.com