Cult of Weird and Milwaukee Paranormal Conference are inviting you to show off your storytelling abilities with a short speculative fiction contest!
Here’s the contest rules:
- The story needs to incorporate a paranormal theme somehow. Should fall somewhere in the realm of one of these genres: horror, science fiction, fantasy, mystery.
- The story setting needs to be Wisconsin, but it does not need to be a contemporary setting.
- The story should be no longer than 1500 words. You can submit previously published pieces if they fit the guidelines.
- Deadline is September 1 at Midnight.
- Submit stories as word docs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Winners will be announced on Sept 15th. Judging will be done by Cult of Weird, Furrow (a UWM literary organization and magazine) and creative writing staff from UW-Washington County.
First place winner receives a Milwaukee Paranormal Conference VIP Pass, a prize pack of cool stuff from our vendors and sponsors, and their story published (along with original art provided by one of our amazing artists) in our conference program.
Second and Third place winners will both receive Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2-Day Super Passes, a prize pack, and will have their stories published on the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference website.
All three placing winners will be invited to read their stories at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference on October 15-16 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union.
June is our VIP ticket drive. VIP tickets raise from $75 to $100 on July 1. All Milwaukee Paranormal Conference tickets available here: milwaukeeparacon.brownpapertickets.com