Contests

Winners for the 2020 Horror Short Story Contest

 

 

2020 Horror Short Story Contest:

We’re now accepting submissions for Teleport’s 2020 Horror Short Story Contest.  There’s no theme for this contest.  Throw in some suspense, watch your run-on sentences and plot holes.  Although we don’t wish to limit anyone’s creativity, no threats against other people.  Use good judgment.  There’s a $2 entry fee, which you need to submit with your story.  The fee can be paid to paypal.me/coffeant/

 

Rules:

  • Minimum 2000 words.  Maximum 5700 words.
  • No previously published work, stories must be original and for the contest.
  • Please, no fan fiction.
  • Only one submission per author
  • The contest opens June 5th and closes October 15th midnight.
  •  Please submit a Word Doc. of your story to coffeeant1@gmail.com. Include your name, address and the number of words in your story. Indicate that your story is for Teleport’s 2020 Horror Short Story Contest.

 

Prizes:

  • First Prize: $300.00
  • Second Prize: $200.00
  • Third Prize: $100.00

The prizes will be paid out through PayPal.  Winners will be announced on Halloween October 31st.

 

Winners for the 2019 Fantasy Contest

 

2019 Fantasy Contest:

Teleport is now accepting submissions for its 2019 Fantasy Short Story Contest.   The theme of this contest is traditional fantasy meets contemporary life.  For example, a troll librarian, a fairy stock car racer, a financial wizard who is an actual wizard and uses spells to control the stock market.  Some more examples include urban fantasy and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.  If you’re in doubt, you can e-mail me asking if your story meets the criteria for the contest.

 

Rules:

–    Make sure your story is traditional fantasy meets contemporary life.

  • Maximum word count: 5000 words.
  • No previously published work, stories must be original and for the contest.
  • Please, no fan fiction.
  • Only one submission per author
  • The contest opens March 15thand closes September 15that 12:00 midnight.
  • Please submit a Word Doc. of your story to coffeeant1@gmail.com. Include your name, address and the number of words in your story. Indicate that your story is for Teleport’s 2019 Fantasy Contest.

 

Because of the volume of entries we received for the last contest, there is now a $3.00 entry fee. Send payment to  paypal.me/coffeant.  Then, e-mail a Word Doc. of your story to coffeeant1@gmail.com, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you, acknowledging your submission.

Prizes:

First prize- $300.00 dollars

Second prize- $200.00 dollars

Third prize- $100.00 dollars

 

Prizes will be distributed through PayPal.  Winners will be announced September 30th.   

 

 

Winners for the 2018 Science Fiction Contest

SCIENCE FICTION CONTEST:

Teleport is now taking submissions for a science fiction short story contest.  This contest is for science fiction- next year will be fantasy.  The story must be a minimum of 2000 words and no more than 25000 words.  The contest opens May 20th and closes October 20th, 2018.  Stories must be original work- no fan fiction.

1st prize: $500.00

2nd prize: $300.00

3rd prize: $150.00

Please, no YA, tween or children’s stories.  I’m looking for stories that are adult and along the lines of Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, Issac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, etc.  Space Operas and humorous sic-fi like Douglas Adams welcomed.  The winners will be announced October 31st and I’ll use PayPal to distribute the prize money (winners can choose a check if they prefer).  E-mail a Word doc of your story with word count, title and indicate that it’s for Teleport’s Science Fiction contest.  If you have any questions, please contact me at coffeeant1@gmail.com.  Thank you and good luck,

-Jack Bryson

 

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