Well, here it is- StarkLight Short Story Contest #3!
Congratulations to Will Norton, a perennial StarkLight favorite, Hal Friesen of AstroHal fame, Robert Marquiss and all the rest of our second contest winners!
Here are our standard rules- and let it be known that previous winners may indeed submit fresh stories for submission.
Submission Length: 8000 words maximum, flash fiction accepted.
Any subject matter of a speculative, science fiction or fantasy nature involving either original characters or characters published under the StarkLight Press imprint (ie: GAFF, Dor’iann, I’snian Characters or worldsets). Sadly, though we would love to hear your top notch fan fiction, we can’t accept any wider re-characterizations. Thinly veiled alterations of a truly original nature will be run past our legal department however, and will be considered for publication through our not-for-profit webpages.
Graphic novels, illustrated short stories consisting of grayscale (sorry, no color images) will also be accepted. Again, see content guidelines as above. We aren’t MAD magazine, so we can’t risk the litigation of a good caricature, even though we do enjoy them.
Submission Format: ODT, RTF, PDF formats. Images in JPEG only please, either embedded in file or tagged separately
Other requirements: Please include a five hundred word maximum bio that describes a bit about you and your writing career.
Also include a five hundred word maximum overview of the worldscape from which your story springs.
Include email address, webpages, facebook sites etc. Also include your phone number if so desired.
All submissions meeting the requirements will be considered, and all submitters will be contacted by July 26, 2014.
StarkLight Volume 3 will be published in September 2014.
Each winning contributor will receive:
a copy of Starklight Vol. 3
a Prize Packet of promotional materials including posters for the compendium, GAFF poster grab bag and a StarkLight t-shirt, hat, magic writer’s pen and mug.
Thorough, nay exhaustive publicity for the winner and their websites through StarkLight Media, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, web coverage
an interview to be posted on the StarkLight Industries and Carraway Productions YouTube channel.