Fabula Press’ Aestas Short Story Contest 2016


Friday, September 30, 2016


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Entry Fees



Prizes: The contest carries the following prizes:
First Prize: US$250
Second Prize: US$150
Third Prize: US$100

All longlisted entries (top 15-20) get published in an anthology, and non-prize winning longlisted entries will be paid US$50 each. Also, at the sponsors' discretion additional prizes may be declared for ‘Editors’ Pick' category (in the last edition of the contest two such prizes of US$100 each were declared).


None. There is no restriction on genre either, and we are happy to read historical fiction, mystery/suspense, and horror. However, for consistency of presentation we cannot accept children’s stories, fantasy, young adult or chick lit; likewise hardcore science fiction is not something we are looking for, but are open to science based / alternative history based literary works. In case of doubt, it is best to query the editorial team.

Word count:
Minimum 1500, maximum 7000. At the editors’ discretion some latitude may be allowed on both minimum and maximum word counts for stories of exceptional merit.

Entry fee: US$10.

The panel of judges comprises:
1. Clare Wallace, Literary Agent with Darley Anderson
2. Sandra Sawicka, Literary Agent and Foreign Rights Manager with Marjacq Scripts
3. Brett Alan Sanders, Author, Translator and Essayist
4. Anisha Bhaduri, Author and award winning journalist

Detailed guidelines are available on our website.

Contact Information

email - [email protected]



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