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Short Story Contest Reminders

As everyone settles in for the winter season, we at StarkLight Press thought we would remind our prospective authors of our many short story contests now running!

Submissions are coming in, but, as always, StarkLight Press welcomes new authors, first time authors and authors with imaginative worlds to submit to our short story anthologies.

StarkLight Anthology Volume 5 Anthology


This anthology features speculative, science fiction, historical fiction, horror and fantasy stories. Submission guidelines and deadlines can be found at the following link:


Steam in the Gears: StarkLight Steampunk Anthology Volume 2


This sequel to our incredibly popular Holly & Ivy: A StarkLight Steampunk Anthology Christmas anthology opens up submissions to a more general, less seasonal steampunk genre. If you’ve been dying to share your tale of Victorian adventurers, mechanical marvels and marvelous vistas, now’s your chance! (Short story guidelines and deadlines are the same for this contest as for the one above).

A Vampire Christmas Anthology (seriously!)

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This special, seasonal StarkLight offering features stories juxtaposing original vampire tales with the holiday season worldwide. Let your imagination combine the two… and send in your submission today! We are looking for original works in a horror, humor, sci-fi or speculative genre, but an original piece in any style will be welcomed!

The deadline for this anthology is Nov. 27, so get your submissions in soon to


Voices Heard: Surviving the Unsurviveable


This special anthology gives submittors three pages of photos, poetry and writing to discuss violent crimes committed against them, and how each submittor has survived and continued. We are looking for a brief bio and description of the scope of what submittors would present.  Submissions can be made anonymously, although StarkLight Press requires an email contact address.

Proceeds from this anthology go to, an important organization that provides resources and aid to victims of violent crime.

Please send your query and bio to

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