Friday, September 30, 2005

SF-Horror short story competition

This from Apex Digest - Ben Bova has been confirmed as a Celebrety Judge:

Apex Digest Halloween Short Story Contest

In what we hope will become an annual tradition, the editors of Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest would like to announce the initiation of the Annual Apex Digest Halloween Short Story Contest.

Subscribers: First Entry is Free
Each additional entry is $2.00
Non-Subscribers: First Entry is $5.00
Each additional entry is $3.00

The purchase of any issue of Apex Digest from the Apex website, ProjectPulp, or Genremall gives you one free entry. If you purchase Apex through Shocklines or Clarkesworld Books, please provide proof of the purchase. The purchase must be made between September 16th and November 18th.

The purchase of an Apex Digest subscription from the website,, BooksAMillion, or entitles you to one free entry and additional entry rate of $2.00. This subscription must be purchased between September 16th and November 18th.

You can enter as many times as desired.

We're looking for Sci-Fi Ghost Stories. Entries must be 2,000 words or less.
Contest starts Thursday, September 22nd. Contest ends Friday 11:59 p.m., November 18th EST.

The top four submissions will be chosen by an expert panel.

Panel members:
M.M. Buckner
Jason Marchi
Ben Bova

First Prize:
- $100
- Publication of story in issue four of Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest.
- Subscription to Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest -
"Alien Head" Apex t-shirt
- Interviewed in the January 2006 edition of
Apex Online.
- Signed copy of
Orson Scott Card's "Characters and Viewpoints"
- Signed copy of
Mary Doria Russell's "The Sparrow" and "Children of God"
- Signed Special Limited Edition Hardcover of
Brian Keene's novel "Terminal". This is #199 of 400.
- Printer proof signed copy of
Barry Maher's cult novel "Legend"
- Signed paperback copy of Bryan Smith's novel "House of Blood"
- DVD Box set of X-Files "Black Oil" donated by
- DVD Box set third season of "Roswell" donated by
- DVD of movie
"Written in Blood" signed by director Simon Cox and cast
"Sin-Jin Smyth" movie poster signed by director Ethan Dettenmaier and cast
- Signed copy of
Steve Savile's rare "Houdini's Last Illusion"
- Signed UK hardcover copy of
Sherrilyn Kenyon's "Sins of the Night"
- Signed galley copy of
M.M. Buckner's latest novel, "War Surf"
- Signed paperback copy of JA Konrath's "Whiskey Sour"

Second, Third, and Fourth Prize:
- $25
- Subscription to Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest

- Publication of story in Apex Online


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