One of the largest awards open to unpublished writers, and the only one closed to professionals. Each month we hold a contest based on a short fiction prompt. One new author receives the grand prize. We also choose the best stories, pay the authors above-professional rates, and publish them in our magazine.
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We are the first magazine to pay professional rates and only publish new writers. Read stories by over 160 authors, completely free (and not filled with ads).
These are high quality stories by emerging talent. Each issue is themed, but we publish all genres. Guaranteed entertainment, without a subscription fee.
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Type: Fiction | Genre: Any | Word Count: 500-2000 | Pay: 10 cents/word | Response Time: One Month | No Pros Allowed