Friday 14 October 2016

The Raven Short Story Contest

We Pulp Literature editors collect stories like ravens in the woods, swooping down on what catches our eye and bringing the treasures — sometimes sparkling, sometimes grisly, but always fascinating — home to our nests. Show us your most scintillating treasures in the form of short fiction up to 2500 words in length and you could be the one bringing home $300 to line your nest!

Contest opens: 1 September 2016
Deadline: 15 October 2016
Winner notified: 15 November 2016
Winner published in: Issue 14, Spring 2017
Prize: $300

Judge: Brenda Carre

Entry fee: $20
Earlybird fee (before 15 September): $15
Entry fees include a 1-year digital subscription to Pulp Literature
Editorial critique: $25

This contest is for previously unpublished short fiction between 250 and 2500 words in length. Multiple entries welcome. Total entries limited to 200.

Want feedback on your story? Get a professional critique from one of the Pulp Literatureeditors for only $25 more. Critiques are sent out after the judging is over.

Submission Guidelines

Send your stories(s) in separate .docx, .doc, or .pdf files to The document should not include your name or identifying information other than the title and text of the poem. In the body of the email include
Your name and contact information
The number of stories submitted
The title(s) of the stories(s)
Where you heard about the contest (optional, but we like to know how word spreads!)

You can use the paypal button below to add your payment to the shopping cart on the sidebar. If you are submitting multiple stories you can pay for them together by altering the quantities in your shopping cart. If you would prefer to pay by cheque or e-transfer contact us at pulpliteraturepress(at)

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