Like awoken crypt fiends and stasis cocoon astronauts, we all this year have emerged into the black of night or the warmth of the sunlit alien world once more. The Extra Fiction Contest is Emerging, our intention, our theme. While submissions may be of any Speculative, Slipstream, Magic Realism, Fantasy, Science Fiction, or Horror theme, we are keeping a few of our extra eyestalks out for anything EMERGING.
Contest submission is free and is open for any Indigenous-Hispanic person from or residing in the USA (of American Indian, Chicano/Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American, Dominican American, Central American, South American origin).
Manuscripts must be unpublished, in English, Spanish, or Ingléspañol. Put “2021 Extra-Fiction Contest” in the email subject line. Email Word format (.docx) unpublished submissions with short bio in third person and author’s photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. One submission per author, 6,000 word limit, contact us beforehand if the submission is over 6,000 words. Submission is free.
Deadline is September 30, 2021.
Science-fiction stories published in Somos en escrito during the year are considered for the contest.
Judging the finalists is Ernest Hogan, godfather of Chicano Science-Fiction and author of Cortez on Jupiter, High Aztech, and Smoking Mirror Blues.
1st place: $100 and a copy of Porvenir Ya!, Chicano Sci-fi Anthology (upcoming 2021)
2nd place: Copy of Porvenir Ya!
3rd place: Copy of Porvenir Ya!
Two Honorary Mentions.
All Finalists will have their stories published online in Somos en escrito Literary Magazine.
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