paper djinn - flash fiction contest # 02

The Second Paper Djinn Story-Writing Contest is Now Officially Open!

Please read all instructions and guidelines thoroughly and carefully to increase your chances of winning the competition, and the prizes on offer.

WHAT TO SUBMIT

Theme: Imagine a world where androids are a sentient, self-governing race and co-exist with human beings. The two civilizations live and work together, make friends and enemies of each other, and engage in trade and war as any two nations on Earth.

Genre: Sci-Fi

Word Count: Between 800 and 1,200 Words

RESTRICTIONS

Multiple Submissions: No

Reprints: No

Simultaneous Submissions: No

HOW TO SUBMIT

Send your submissions, in Shunn format, as .doc/.docx attachment to: paperdjinnpress@gmail.com 

The document you attach should be titled: [Story Name] by [Author Name]

Your e-mail’s subject line should read: FF CONTEST # 02 SUBMISSION – [Story Name] – [Author Name]

Please include a short author bio, and one [1] link to your website/author page.

WHEN TO SUBMIT

Submissions will remain open from 1st October to 30th November, 2020

PRIZES ON OFFER 

First-Place: $10 [Paid through PayPal] + Interview in Paper Djinn Magazine + Full Page Ad for a Book of the Author’s Choice in Three [3] Issues

Second-Place: One Digital Copy of ‘Civilization: Dawn’ – A Paper Djinn Press Anthology + Full Page Ad for a Book of the Author’s Choice in Two [2] Issues

Third-Place: Full Page Ad for a Book of the Author’s Choice in One [1] Issue

paper djinn - flash fiction contest # 01 [completed]

The First Paper Djinn Story-Writing Contest is Now Officially Complete!

 

The entries received were all brilliant, expertly crafted pieces of flash fiction, making them near-impossible to rank so the top [3] stories could be chosen. The task, however, has now been accomplished, and it is with great pleasure that we now announce the winners and a short list of select stories. 

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First-Place: ‘The Lonely and the Lost‘ by K.B. ELIJAH

$10 [Paid through PayPal] + Interview in Paper Djinn Magazine + Full Page Ad for a Book of the Author’s Choice in Three [3] Issues

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Second-Place: ‘We Weren’t Always Strangers‘ by KELLY MATSUURA

One Digital Copy of ‘On the Wings of Ideas’ by Gabriella Balcom + Full Page Ad for a Book of the Author’s Choice in Two [2] Issues

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Third-Place: ‘The Last Si’lat‘ by ALANNA ROBERTSON-WEBB

Full Page Ad for a Book of the Author’s Choice in One [1] Issue

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Short List

[Ranked Alphabetically by Authors’ Last Name]

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Ecology‘ by Jim Bates

Footloose‘ by Maggie D. Brace

Touching Hands‘ by Sam Crain

Jeannie Genie‘ by Dawn DeBraal

Istanbul Ho!‘ by DJ Elton

The Girl That Barked‘ by Peggy Gerber

At the Altar‘ by C. Marry Hultman

Dead Man Walking‘ by Charlotte Langtree

Coffee Break‘ by Scott Macmann

Return of the Moonshards‘ by Festus Nwachukwu

Woe is Me Joe‘ by Copper Rose

Wishlocked, and Key‘ by Jo Seysener

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Thank you, everyone who contributed to Paper Djinn’s first ever contest and helped make it a success. We hope to make it a regular event, hopefully offering bigger and better prizes with each new edition. The second contest is on its way soon, and we look forward to the same quality and enthusiasm in contributions as the first.