We know a number of stories have been hindered by the busy-season, so we’re extending the deadline until January 31st. If you’re part way through a story but haven’t had chance to finish it off, or have an idea for a new one, here’s your chance. If you’ve already submitted, remember we do accept multiple submissions – whilst we’re very unlikely to select both, having two good stories in the mix does increase your chances.
To recap, we are looking for submissions of short speculative fiction (10 000 words or under) on the theme “regeneration” by New Zealand authors. All submissions selected for the anthology will receive paid publication, author’s copies of the anthology, and for those who are members of Au Contraire 2013, the chance to win additional prizes, including a grand prize of $500 in book vouchers. Full guidelines are at https://randomstatic.submittable.com/submit.
To those who have already submitted by the original deadline, thank you for your patience. We are working on keeping up with reading as submissions come in, so we don’t expect news on the result will be too much later than it would otherwise have been.