May 8, 2021

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Latest Short Story Contests

Here’s a comprehensive list of all of our open short story contests.

Tales from Space Volume 3

Announcing our latest GAF Mainframe short story contest!

Tales from Space 3 is seeking submissions about the GAGA, its citizens, planets and history. Visit if you are one of the few unfamiliar with this long-standing, much beloved Canadian Science Fiction series.

Topics are broad within the scope of the GAGA, but Tales from Space 3 will have a more historical bent than Volumes 1 and 2- worth bearing in mind for this volume’s submissions.

Submission deadline is January 14, 2021.

The River Lands

This short story contest is location-specific, and must feature content about Enderby, British Columbia, Canada. Topics may be memoir-oriented, fiction, speculative fiction, romance or historical fiction. Poetry is also available for submission.

Submission length less than 10,000 – must be longer than 5000 (excepting poetry).

We are also seeking pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and other black and white sketches of Enderby and area for the anthology.

Submission deadline is July 2, 2020.

StarkLight Volume 5 CLOSED

This latest edition of our classic StarkLight Anthology series features an open-ended prompt involving any sort of speculative fiction, horror, sci-fi, fantasy or other story, 2500-10,000 words.

Submission deadline is Feb. 28, 2017.

Look for an announcement for our StarkLight Volume 6 short story contest coming later in 2020!

Shamrocks, Saints and Standing Stones Vol. 4

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The fourth volume in our St. Patrick’s Day themed anthology is officially open to submission requests! This prompt-driven story anthology will require authors to request entry to the anthology.

Please contact us at or via our Facebook Page   if you would like to take part in this very special anthology.

Deadline for inclusion in the anthology is March 31, 2021. As you can see, apply early for admission to this anthology, as spaces are much coveted and limited.

Great Ladies Vol. 2


Continued interest in the Great Ladies franchise has prompted StarkLight Press to place a call for submissions to the second volume of this anthology. Stories should be similar to the Great Men anthology, featuring a historical fiction tale or an adventure inspired by the Great Lady of your choosing. Submissions between 2500-10,000 words.

Submission deadline is October 21st, 2020.

Steam in the Gears

This is a brilliant new Steampunk short story anthology with a summertime flavor. Stories can feature Victorian romance as well as gothic horror, adventure and speculative genres.

Submissions should be between 3000-9000 words, sent in .odt or .doc format. Please include bio and links in a separate file with your submission.

Contest closes June 18, 2016.


Look for announcements about StarkLight Press’ 2nd Annual 24 Hour Poetry Marathon coming later this year!

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