Monday, February 27, 2012

In The Snake magazine ~ submissions and The 2012 Equinox Prize for Shorter Fiction

In The Snake MagazineP.O. Box 1523
Folsom, CA 95763-1523

In The Snake is now accepting submissions for the 2012 Equinox Prize. This is a Shorter fiction contest: Submissions may be up to 2500 words. Multiple submissions are accepted: you may submit as many stories as you like.

There is a $9 reader's fee per entry.

First Place is $400 and publication in In The Snake.
Second Place earns $120 and possible publication.
Third Place earns $80 and possible publication.
In addition, 10-20 finalists will receive certificates honorable mention.

Deadline: April 1, 2012. Full contest rules and upcoming contests here.

For information about all the annual writing contests in Canada, order the Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar. Just $23.50 including all taxes and shipping. For details email
More about the Contest Calendar here.

Marc & Morgane McAllister, editors of In The Snake
Regular submissions:
In the Snake also accepts submissions for its monthly magazine: "We accept all genres; however we do prefer general literary fiction. Appropriate works include stories that focus on the evolution of a character through new encounters and interpersonal relationships.

"We also have a special interest in Science/Speculative fiction, as well as works of magic realism and surrealism.

"Above all else, we are looking for stories that have compelling plots. Such stories grab a reader’s attention and connect to the reader through the events of the plot. Character development through conflict, climax, and resolution is essential.  See more about our preferences here.

"Due to time constraints (and our day jobs), we can only accept one submission at a time per author. Please wait for us to respond to your submission before submitting again. Please limit your stories to 7,500 words.

"Payment is $50 upon acceptance for one-time World Wide Web publication rights. All other rights are retained by the author."

Full submission guidelines and on-line submission form here.

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