Apex Publications is now taking submissions to its annual flash fiction contest. The theme this year: Apex’s Christmas Invasion.
That’s right. This year our flash fiction contest is all about Christmas invasions. Whether your invaders are robots, aliens, or sentient Christmas ornaments is completely up to you, but if you want to win, you must write us a story no longer than 250 words that deals with an invasion and Christmas.
Everyone who enters will receive a free copy of Apex Magazine, the issue of their choice. (Let them know which issue you want and they will send you a download link.)
There will be three winners. Their stories will be featured in the December issue of Apex Magazine and the authors will be paid 6 cents per word. In addition, the authors will get three Apex books of their choice (see the catalog here.)
- Submissions close at 11:59pm EST, November 16.
- Stories must be 250 words or fewer. If a story is longer than that, it will be deleted unread.
- A person can enter up to 3 times — submit each entry in a separate email.
- Submissions should include a brief cover letter, including which issue of Apex Magazine you’d like to receive, as well as the story.
- Stories should be in the body of the email. Do NOT send attachments.
- Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or would like to query about the status of your submission, email managing editor Lesley Conner at email@example.com.