The Sunburst Awards, recognizing “Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic,” has added a short story award category. Short stories published in magazines, anthologies or collections, or online all qualify.
Canadian authors: It’s free to submit, and your publishers may not have already done so.
Publishers: If you have submitted a collection for the novel length award already, please send us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which of the stories included qualify (see below) for the short story award. You may submit stories which qualify from magazines or anthologies you have published as well. To submit these, please upload the individual story files from the link on our website.
The Sunburst Awards will consider short fiction (up to 7,500 words.) for the short story award. Submissions are made electronically using a submission system for short form works and must be in either Word document or pdf format only. You will be asked to provide details of where the work was originally published along with the date and story length. All works must have been previously published in 2016. *See additional criteria on our website.
*Please include only one story per upload file.
*Do not submit a complete magazine or anthology.
*Non paying markets qualify.
*Short stories have only one year of eligibility.
*There is no administrative fee for short form submissions.
*Deadline for submissions is Midnight Eastern Standard Time on January 31, 2017.