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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Writing Challenge from Wicked East Press

Here There Be Dragons

 SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  September 15, 2011
1st place-$75 and two copies of the book
2nd place-$50 and two copies of the book
3rd place-Two copies of the book

Dragons, dragons and more dragons! We love dragons-good ones, bad ones, shy ones, cursed ones. We want dragons of the sea, desert, snowy mountain tops, and dense forests. These need to be epic fantasy stories. Show us the lives of these mysterious and incredible creatures.

Slash and hack, blood and gore for their own sake. Graphic rape, torture, child molestation, and animal torture have their place, but not here.
 This is a collection of stories to be enjoyed by everyone, please keep excessive cussing and sex out unless integral to your character.
Two Categories to Submit To
Contest Story Word count is 3,000-7,000 FIRM (to be considered for the prizes)
Participation word count: 500-1500 (short pieces will be 4theluv only)
We are only accepting UNPUBLISHED work and no simultaneous submissions.
Payment for qualifying stories (3,000-7,000 range) will be $5.00 flat rate.
How To Submit:
Please put the title of the story, and word count (this determines what category your submission falls into), in the subject line of your email. 
Send your submissions to:
Submissions should:
 Already be self edited  
In .rtf format.
No spaces between paragraphs
Single space after sentences
“Double quotations” for conversation
No hard returns
No headers/footers
Use italics NOT underline
No hidden formatting
Font in Georgia or New Times Roman
Submissions pasted in the body of email will be rejected, unread.

Questions about this anthology?
Email: with “Question” in the subject line.

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