Almond Press is an independent publisher of dystopian and apocalyptic short fiction.

We curate the most comprehensive and up-to-date online list of writing competitions, prizes, and opportunities to get published.

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Creative Writing Competitions

Our website features the most comprehensive and regularly-updated list of creative writing competitions available online. We welcome contributions, so please feel free to message us if you’d like to add an event.

Literary Publications

A list of publications and creative writing journals accepting submissions. See where to submit your work to get it published.

Gifts for Writers

Looking for a cool gift for your writer friend or relative? We have compiled a list of creative ideas for you to consider.

Dystopian Short Story Example

Dystopian stories strike fear in a reader when they begin to see signs of a terrifying future in their own present. It is a dark and unsettling wake-up call to look at the world we live in and really live in it, before we too fall by the wayside. If you’d like to learn about the characteristic of a typical dystopian short story, please read a story from one of our collection – Machinations by Shira Hereld – including an expert commentary.

Check out these great courses on creative writing

Short story writing course
Writing for dialogies course
Narrative writing course
Creative writing for beginners
Writing a novel step by steps course

“I would  suggest that any aspiring writer begin with short stories. These days, I meet far too many young writers who try to start off with a novel right off, or a trilogy, or even a nine-book series. That’s like starting in at rock climbing by tackling Mt. Everest. Short stories help you learn your craft.”

– George R.R. Martin

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