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.

Books for Writers

Books about the writing craft and the writing life. The books in this list will help you improve your craft and become a world-class writer!

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. Happy shopping!

Literary Publications

We also curate a list of publications and creative writing journals accepting submissions. Check out this list to see where to send your work to get it published. If you know of any other literary platforms worth including, please do let us know!

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 the sample we prepare – Machinations by Shira Hereld – accompanied with an expert commentary.

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The Society of Young Publishers
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“I would also 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

Photography Competitions

We recenly opened a new website featuring a list of photography competitions. If you happen to be interested in photography, please do go have a look!

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