Before October 1st…
The quarter is over on Friday, the last quarter of Volume #39. So you have until Friday to get your stories in.
Not only does Writers of the Future pay 8 cents per word, but if you get in the book you get a free trip to Hollywood, a free week-long workshop taught by top writers, and nifty prize money if you win one of the top spots. That speaks nothing about the fantastic awards show. Stunning, just stunning.
And no worries about me already seeing the story. I am the editor. I will know your name if you win. But Jody Lynn Nye and a cast of great sf writers read and judge the stories without names on the stories. The story stands for itself, just like on The Voice the person’s voice stands for itself. I see the winners when they are announced and never before. My job is to just help put the book together.
More than likely, if you are reading this, you can send to the contest. Here are the requirements…
- Have you sold more than three short stories at 8 cents per word?
- Has any of your novels sold more than 5,000 copies?
- Have you sold a novel to a top five publisher and gotten a contract? (Chances are your book only sold a dozen copies we have come to learn, but it is the contract with the top five publisher that counts against you.)
So if you sold to anything we have published at WMG Publishing, such as Fiction River, Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, or The Holiday Spectacular, they don’t count because we only pay 6 cents per word.
If you sold to any major magazine or anthology that only paid six cents per word, they don’t count.
And most of us don’t sell 5,000 copies of any book indie. And that is PER BOOK!!
So you have to get the story in the mail by Friday. And then every quarter after that, don’t miss until you win!!
It is, by far, the best market in science fiction and fantasy. And I have read a lot of stories by a lot of you and I know you folks can win this. But first you have to know you can submit, and then you have to follow the rules and do it.
Rules are here: https://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules-writers/
You can get to the entry portal through the rules or go directly to:
Come on, guys. Missing this market is just bad business.