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Short story opportunities

I’ve been emailed two opportunities for short story writers:

Saltimbanque Books is accepting submissions for an anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror stories in which the villain is a child (or children). Feel free to stretch the definitions of “villain” or “child”–be creative!

Deadline is December 31st, 2014. Reprints are fine with us. Payment is two contributor’s copies. Go to for info about how to submit, or send the submission directly to

Submissions should be pasted into the body of an email–no attachments.


Greenacre Writers November Short Story Competition

Closing Date: Thursday 20 November 2014 (midnight GMT)
Word Count: Maximum 1000 words on any subject.
Prizes: First Place – £45; Second Place – £20; Third Place – £10
Entry fee: £4.00

Entry Information:
Story length – maximum 1000 words.
The story can be written on any theme or in any genre.
Stories must be written in English.
Please write it in an easily read font such as Ariel 12pt.
Send your story by email, as an attachment, to Put ‘Story Competition’ in the subject line of the email. Please include your name and story title in the email (not in the story) and add your PayPal receipt number as well. (If you are unable to pay by PayPal and post your entry to: Greenacre Writers, 25 Chislehurst Avenue, London N12 0HU)

Click here for entry page:


And don’t forget, I welcome 6-word and <500-word stories for 6-word FFFs and Flash Fiction Fridays respectively. Feel free to send me stories that have been submitted elsewhere and / or use them elsewhere thereafter. The internet’s a big place, I never ask for exclusivity.


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