The National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F) is accepting submissions for the 2019 N3F Amateur Short Story Contest, open to writers who’ve sold fewer than two stories to professional SF venues or publishers. “Stories entered in the contest must be original, unpublished, not longer than 8,500 words in length—and must be related to the science fiction, fantasy, or similar genres in the opinion of the judge,” Jefferson Swycaffer. There are no entry fees, and cash prizes totaling $100 will be awarded to first-, second-, and third-place winners, while honorable mentions and semi-finalists will receive certificates. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2019.
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