Fabula Press Short Story Contest


Saturday, July 31, 2021


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Entry Fees



First prize:  US$500 and publication 
Second Prize: US$250 and publication 
Third Prize: US$150 and publication 

Apart from the winners, all other longlisted authors selected for publication in the anthology will be paid an honourarium of USD$75 each. 


Word Limit: Min 2000 words, maximum 6000 words
Theme: None. We are not very strict about genre either, and are happy to read literary fiction, crime/mystery, horror, and light science fiction (e.g. alternative history) – what we are looking for is brilliant writing around a plausible plot. However, for the sake of consistency of the publication, we are unable to consider hard / highly technical science fiction, fantasy, YA, or Chick-Lit.

Past and present contest judges include Clare Wallace (Literary Agent   with Darley Anderson), Sandra Sawicka (Literary Agent with Marjacq Scripts), Brett Alan Sanders (Author/Columnist), and Anisha Bhaduri (Award winning Journalist)

Contact Information

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