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Inspiring Fiction's Fantasy Short Story Contest

tue31octAll DayInspiring Fiction's Fantasy Short Story ContestCategoryShort StoryInternationalEntry Fee£5 Max word count2,500 Top Prize£100

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Inspiring Fiction’s fantasy short story contest is on the theme ‘Belonging’.

Write a fantasy short story on the theme Belonging

Whether it’s a character who will not leave home, a misfit on a quest with a ragtag group, or the chosen one who embraces her destiny. 

What does belonging mean to your characters, and how do they react if something causes them to question if they still belong? 

The winning entry, and shortlisted stories, will be published in the next issue of Mirk Fantasy Magazine.

We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.


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