Share your worst nightmare, and get a full year of Nightmare Magazine

John Joseph Adams' Nightmare Magazine is live on the web, and the first issue features horror fiction from Genevieve Valentine, Sarah Langan, and more. If you've been lamenting the lack of great outlets presenting full-blown horror short stories, then this is a really welcome change. For now, you can read the spooky,… » 10/04/12 3:20pm 10/04/12 3:20pm

The Worst Opening Lines from Imaginary Science Fiction and Fantasy…

Each year, San Jose State University's English department sponsors the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, named for Victorian novelist Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, whose novel Paul Clifford opens with the now-cliché phrase, "It was a dark and stormy night." The competition looks for the worst opening lines people can come up… » 8/18/12 11:30am 8/18/12 11:30am

Your Chance to Own a Unique Victorian Gadget from the Cabinet of…

This strange device looks unassuming enough, but it could transform your life. For this is one of the last few remaining examples of a Mooney & Finch Somnotrope, a once-common device that has been removed from circulation. And it can be yours! » 7/15/11 8:30am 7/15/11 8:30am

Achieve Galactic Fame And Fortune With New Science Fiction Publishing…

Attention, aspiring novelists! A new competition could get your space epic or Singularity romance published by a major publisher, and bring you the adoration of millions. SciFiNow is sponsoring the War Of The Words contest in collaboration with Play.com and (more promisingly) Tor U.K. — and even though it's a U.K.… » 6/18/09 5:00pm 6/18/09 5:00pm

Get Published Alongside Your Favorite Authors!

Are you ready for fame and fortune? Well... fame, anyway? If you're an unpublished writer, this could be your big break. Bantam Spectra is having a speculative fiction writing contest, and the winner gets published in Spectra Pulse, the publisher's free promotional magazine. (I saw a copy the other day, and it looks… » 10/21/08 12:40pm 10/21/08 12:40pm