"FantaSci Presents..." 2021 Anthology Writing Contest

FantaSci & Chris Kennedy Publishing are proud to announce the first annual "FantaSci Presents..." Anthology Writing Contest.

How would you like to be published alongside your favorite scifi/fantasy author?

Members of FantaSci, Guests, and Fans,



On Behalf of Chris Kennedy Publishing and the Staff of FantaSci, I am excited to announce the first annual "FantaSci Presents" anthology writer's contest. In keeping with this FantaSci's theme this year, we're looking for fantasy stories about reluctant or unlikely heroes and heroines. Tell us a tale of wondrous deeds done and sacrifices made and people, forced by circumstances, reaching for their highest potential and struggling to create a better world. Join us in writing new myths that we can connect to.

This year's theme: "The Reluctant or Unlikely Hero"

General Contest Submission Rules:

Entries will open on July 17th, 2020 at 9:00AM EST and will close on November 30th, 2020 at 11:59PM EST. Any submission made prior to or after the entry period will not be considered.


  1. Entry is FREE.
  2. All submission emails must include three (3) separate file attachments to be considered:
    • A short story of 7,000-10,000 words, attached as a .doc, .docx, or .txt file.
    • A 75 word or less bio, attached as a .doc or .docx file.
    • A photo/headshot, attached as a .jpg or .png file.
  3. Submissions will not be returned.

Winners will be announced at FantaSci 2021.

What wins:

Well-written stories with good structure, interesting characters, and compelling narratives.
Stories that are polished and submission ready (Grammar and Typos will count against you)

  • What's in it for You:

  • The top four submissions will be published as part of the FantaSci Presents... Anthology to be released by New Mythology Press at FantaSci 2021 alongside work by:


    Guest of Honor, Larry Corriea

    Special Guest, D.J. Butler

    Dragon Award-winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.

    And other SFF Authors to be announced soon.

  • A percentage of the proceeds from sales of the anthology.

  • A copy of the book.

A contest for aspiring authors everywhere!

A portion of all proceeds from the anthology will go to the official FantaSci Charity, Saving Grace K9s.