kBlJ Short Fiction Contest

In what we hope will be an annual tradition, Kaaterskill Basin is holding a short fiction contest.

The theme for this year’s contest is heart of winter.

Send us stories about hearts, harts, winters, frost, glaciers, woods, moose, bears, scarves, icicles, candles, Candlemas, Yule, and yetis. No poetry for this one—we want stories, tales, yarns, myths, legends, lore, but alas, no verse.

What you need to know:

  • The contest will open on December 2nd at 12.01am and will close on 12.00am January 2nd.
  • We will consider flash fiction pieces up to 1,000 words and short stories between 1,001 and 5,000 words.
  • We will accept multiple submissions, but each must be submitted separately.
  • No simultaneous submissions for the contest. We’re very fast and you will hear from us in a week at the longest, either to inform you that your story has been declined or shortlisted.
  • The winner will receive payment of .05 per word for stories up to 1,000 words or $50 for stories 1,001 to 5,000 words long. and will be published in the inaugural issue of Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal. In addition, the two runners up will also be published in an upcoming issue.
  • There will be an entry fee of $3.00 (American).

Please include a cover letter with your contact information and a brief bio.

Have fun and write your frozen little heart out.

Enter at: