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Short Story Contest for Speculative Fiction Writers

Absent Willow Review‘s 2nd Annual Short Story Contest!

The Absent Willow Review is an online magazine of short speculative fiction, including fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

First Prize: $150.00
Second Prize: $75.00
Third prize: $25.00
Plus Honorable Mentions
First, Second, Third, and selected Honorable Mention winning stories will be published in future issues of the Absent Willow Review.

Entries must be received by June 30, 2011.
Details and submission forms can be found by visiting the contest page at: http://absentwillowreview.com/contest
Last years winners can be read at: http://absentwillowreview.com/category/contest-winner

*Special note to Christian authors–this is a secular venue, but I have personally had stories published here that contain spiritual undertones and have noticed other stories of the same nature, although I have not seen anything in their magazine that is overtly Christian.


About Kat Heckenbach

Kat grew up in the small town of Riverview, Florida, where she spent most of her time either drawing or sitting in her "reading tree" with her nose buried in a fantasy novel...except for the hours pretending her back yard was an enchanted forest that could only be reached through the secret passage in her closet... She never could give up on the idea that maybe she really was magic, mistakenly placed in a world not her own...but as the years passed, and no elves or fairies carted her away...she realized she was just going to have to create the life of her fantasies. She shares that life with her husband and two homeschooling kids. Kat is a graduate of the University of Tampa, Magna Cum Laude, B.S. in Biology. She spent several years teaching, but never in a traditional classroom--everything from Art to Algebra II. Her writing spans the gamut from inspirational personal essays to dark and disturbing fantasy and horror, with over forty short fiction and nonfiction credits to her name.

One comment on “Short Story Contest for Speculative Fiction Writers

  1. Great… now I’m torn about what to do with The Assistant! Two awesome opportunities, but which one to choose? There is only time for one!

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