Saturday, October 07, 2006

Fast and Freaky Fiction Writing Contest

In honor of Halloween (and all the other holidays of fall) Echelon Press would like to publish your "Fast and Freaky" October story. The fast part means you have until October 14, 2006 to submit your story of 3000-6000 words. The winner will be notified by October 17, 2006 and have 5 days to edit/revise the story. Echelon Press will publish your story in its e-book division on October 23, 2006. Simple!

Our only real request is that your story be creepy! Creepy horror, Creepy romance, creepy mystery, you get the point. Stories must adhere to the following guidelines. If you are under 18 years old we will need your parent's permission to publish your work, if you win.

Standard Manuscript format
  • File saved in Word format (.doc) or (.rtf)
  • 8 ½ x 11 page
  • Times New Roman 12pt font/black
  • 1-inch margin on all sides/ 1.5 line spacing
  • Align text left, do not justify (aligning text both left and right)
  • Header containing title, author name and page number
  • Capital letters at the beginning of sentences and proper nouns
  • Show new paragraphs by indenting first line of new paragraph .3. Do not add blank line between paragraphs.
  • Show scene breaks with * * * * centered in the appropriate line.

All cover letters must include
  • Name (and pseudonym if applicable)
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address (if available)
  • Web address (if available)

E-Mail your submissions to

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