False Key Short Fiction Contest


Sponsored by Howl at the Moon Writers Jam.

Deadline Extended! Entries Due 2-28

Enter your best short story of 1,500-8,000 words set in the world of False Key, Florida.

Grand prize winner(s) will be published in an upcoming False Key anthology and receive $25 cash and their choice of a False Key mug or t-shirt. Second and third place winner(s) will be published online.

The setting should be the island of False Key or surrounding waters.
Story prompts to inspire you:

Story prompts to inspire you:
1. A nosy reporter takes photos of False Key’s unique residents intending to publish in the mainland press, threatening to ruin the marine shifter sanctuary of FK
2. A natural disaster strikes and the residents are forced to cope
3. Dive into the music scene of False Key
5. Choose your own theme.

Work must be original, unpublished, and in keeping with the spirit of island. Read Somewhere South of Normal for clues!
Submissions open Jan 1 and close Feb 28. Winners will be announced on Mar 17 at the Howl at the Moon Writers Jam in Stuart, Florida.

Winners may be published online. Grand prize winner(s) will be published in our 2017 False Key anthology.
To enter, purchase the book and submit proof of purchase.

Read the official contest rules and fine print here.
Feel free to send us an email if you have any questions!

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