What they want:
Five horror stories will be chosen for the October 2014 issue of Fiction Vortex. Because it’s a special occasion, we’re also increasing the normal rewards and Mr. Worthen will be choosing the winners.
Fiction Vortex only accepts speculative fiction. We want sci-fi, fantasy, horror, supernatural, alternate history, alternate realities, etc.
We want strong characters and stories that explore and explain elements of our world with the employ of the otherworldly. Answer the ordinary with the extraordinary. We want original, stand-on-their-own stories that make people use their imaginations.
Winners will be announced October 1st. The October 2014 issue, featuring original cover art by Niels Christensen, will be released shortly after. All stories will be featured on the Fiction Vortex site during the month of October, with the winning story appearing on Halloween, October 31st, 2014.
Deadline: September 15, 2014
Length: Prefer stories 5,000 words & under
Awards: 1st Place: $40 + print copy of The Unseen by Johnny Worthen, 2nd Place: $25 + e-copy of The Unseen by Johnny Worthen, 3rd Place: $10 + e-copy of The Unseen by Johnny Worthen, 4th Place: e-copy of The Unseen.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.fictionvortex.com/