DRAGON’S BREATH – A compendium of Short Stories

posterCalling all Fantasy Writers

Dragon’s Breath, a Compendium of Short Stories,
is looking for fantasy short stories.

Word count: Between 1500 and 5000 words.
Writing should be well edited and ready to publish.
Writing should be entirely your own work and not published anywhere else within the last year.
Theme: Any Fantasy, speculative fiction, dystopian fiction, or fantasy science fiction. Don’t be afraid to break the laws of physics or create a new world!

Prizes (paid in ZAR):
1st Prize – R2000
2nd Prize – R1000
3rd Prize – R500
The Top 20 Entries will be published in Dragon’s Breath Volume 1
(The author retains full rights and receives a 5% royalty from the profit of each sale (equal to a 1/20th author contribution).
Prizes are paid via PayPal (International), or EFT (South Africa)

Deadline: Entries must reach us before the 1st of November 2017.
Winners will be announced on the 1st of December 2017.

Send your entries in txt, doc, or docx format to dragon2017@swannbooks.com.
Please add DRAGON’S BREATH to the subject for a quick response.

IMPORTANT – Please include:
Your real name, surname, pen name (if different from your real name your real name will not be published)
A brief personal bio (Just a few lines about how you came to be a writer)
1-5 sentences describing your story outline. (think Movie promo)
Double-space your work, add page numbers.
Use any simple font, but we recommend Times New Roman.
Add your name only on top of the title page of your manuscript, if at all. This keeps our test-readers un-biased. (Test-readers do not know the author’s identity).

We will send a response to every entry, if you do not receive it within 7 days please send your entry again or contact us on our Facebook page.
Your work is copyright to you by default and cannot be transferred except in writing.
We may suggest minor corrections.

What we are looking for: Superb writing set in wonderful new worlds, with bold ideas, or alternate realities based on Earth, past, present, or future.  Interesting characters are always well received.
Your story can have any sub-theme : war, horror, adventure, love, comedy, quest, personal narrative… not even the sky is the limit!

Create something extraordinary. Good luck!

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