The following link will take you to the submission form for our short fiction contest! Entries should be between 800 and 1500 words of speculative fiction addressing the theme of 'isolation.'
Or read on for the full rules:
Please submit your 800 to 1500 word short fiction piece for the QuaranCon2020 contest, using the form linked below. You must include a valid email address in order to enter.
Please ensure your entry meets the following criteria:
Deadline: Midnight on April 20th.
Theme: Isolation (feel free to play with that theme, it does NOT have to mean isolation in our current context, though that is welcome as well).
Genres accepted: Anything speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, and all subgenres thereof are welcome).
Word count: 800-1500
Manuscript format: Times New Roman font, size 12, double line spacing, numbered pages.
File format: Word document (.doc or .docx).
File name format: Genre - Full Name* - Story Title (e.g. Fantasy - Virginia McClain - Off Belay)
*Names will be removed for judging, but are needed for organizational purposes first.
IMPORTANT: The story must be complete, unpublished, and written by you.
NOTE: This con is meant to be inclusive and welcoming to ALL. We encourage writers of all backgrounds to submit their stories! We also reserve the right to disqualify any entry for promoting, propagating, or otherwise encouraging hate speech or violence of any kind.
Prizes: Judges will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries. All three winners will receive a critique of the first chapter of a novel length work, or the equivalent word count (about 3,000 words) of a shorter work from a professional editor!
Questions should be addressed to: