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Stories one else dares publish


The Full Story

In a world of YA and feel-good fiction, where authors are being celebrated for their genetics rather than their writing skills, it's become harder and harder for those who write non-conformist fiction to find publishers who see their value. The publishing world has become politicized to the point of throwing out voices and stories that don't quite fit.  So we've created an opportunity for those voices to sing out. Uncensored. No holds barred.


Do you have a story that just doesn't seem to belong anywhere? Do publishing houses' guidelines exclude you? Short story prompts don't apply to you? Literary agents' list of interests don't align with your style? Submit here. Be heard.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be previously unpublished novels, novellas, or collections of closely linked short stories.

  • Manuscripts that have been self-published or published online will not be accepted.

  • Manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced, each manuscript page numbered, with the following information submitted in Submittable’s “Cover Letter” field:

    • Contest title

    • Manuscript title

    • Author name

    • Address

    • Telephone number

    • Email (if available)

    • Your name/contact information must not appear anywhere on the manuscript.

  • Please let us know immediately if your manuscript is accepted somewhere else.

  • Contestants may submit more than one manuscript, but a separate entry fee and submission must accompany each manuscript.

  • Failure to follow these guidelines may disqualify entry.

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