On The Far Side Contest

Futuristic, Fantasy, & Paranormal RWA Chapter presents:

The 2017 On the Far Side Contest

 

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Write fantasy, futuristic, or paranormal? Then the On the Far Side Contest is for you!!

Welcome dragons, witches, ghosties, psychics, vampires, shapeshifters, unicorns, and any creature your imagination can conjure up in a galaxy far, far away, in a time long past, or in your very own backyard.

The 2017 On The Far Side Contest will open for submissions on March 13, 2017.

The 2017 On the Far Side Contest is now closed for entries.

Start polishing those manuscripts for next year!

 

Entrant Eligibility

Entrants must be:

Note: No member of the On the Far Side Contest Committee is eligible to enter.

 

Entry Fees

FF&P Members in Good Standing $20 per entry
Non-members $25 per entry

 

2017 On the Far Side Contest Schedule

 

2017 On the Far Side Contest Rules

When formatting your entry for submission, please adhere to industry standards:

 

2017 On the Far Side Contest Categories

With the exception of Erotic, all categories may have varying levels of sensuality.

DARK PARANORMAL: These stories include paranormal happenings as a major element of the plot and contain ominous overtones.

LIGHT PARANORMAL: These stories include paranormal happenings as a major element of the plot and are lighter in tone.

SCIENCE FICTION/FUTURISTIC: These stories may be set in an alternate reality or in the future, and include elements such as technological advancements, space travel, and aliens. NOTE: Time Travel by scientific means (e.g., a time machine or wormhole) falls in this category.

FANTASY: These stories may be, but are not limited to, settings in the past, and include mythical creatures and magical elements. NOTE: Time Travel by magical means (e.g., an imbued object or supernatural portal) falls in this category.

URBAN FANTASY: These stories take place in contemporary urban settings and include mythical creatures and magical elements.

STEAMPUNK: These stories typically feature Victorian era or American Old West style and sensibilities, advanced steam-powered machinery, and alternate histories. They may take place in a historical, contemporary, futuristic, or otherworldly setting.

EROTIC: These are paranormal stories in which explicit sensuality is inherent to the work. They may take place in a historical, contemporary, futuristic, or otherworldly setting.

HISTORICAL: These are paranormal stories that take place in the past, from ancient times to World War II.

YOUNG ADULT: These are paranormal stories that are appropriate for teen readers, featuring main characters in high school or of equivalent ages (14-18). They may take place in a historical, contemporary, futuristic, or otherworldly setting.

NEW ADULT: These are paranormal stories that feature main characters in college or of equivalent ages (18-24). They may take place in a historical, contemporary, futuristic, or otherworldly setting.

 

Judging

 

2017 On the Far Side Contest Final Round Judges

DARK PARANORMAL Tahra Seplowin, Harlequin
LIGHT PARANORMAL Theresa Cole, Entangled Publishing
SCIENCE FICTION/FUTURISTIC Sarah Younger, Nancy Yost Literary Agency
FANTASY Jim McCarthy, Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret LLC 
URBAN FANTASY Gail Delaney, Desert Breeze Publishing
STEAMPUNK Mary Altman, Sourcebooks
EROTIC Deborah Nemeth, Carina Press
HISTORICAL Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger Literary Agency
YOUNG ADULT Amanda Leuck, Spencerhill Associates
NEW ADULT Tricia Skinner, Fuse Literary

 

Questions?

Contact the 2017 On the Far Side Contest Coordinator at otfs@ffprwa.com

The Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapter of RWA appreciates your willingness to enter this contest. Not a member of FF&P? Please see Join FF&P.

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