Fifteen flavors of the apocalypse, from demons to dragons and every ghastly ghoulie in between! With the fall of man comes the rise of what dwells in shadow, the world now a dark and uncharted territory.
Here be monsters.
Apocalyptic Monsters is a curated collaboration of some of the most exciting and varied authors exploring speculative fiction today.
Our First Contest!
Nemesis Speculative Fiction Contest
There is no fee to enter. All entries whether they place or not will be considered for publication.
“You won't kill me. I'm your best friend.” -- Joker to Batman
What is Nemesis?
The inescapable agent of someone's or something's downfall.
A long-standing rival; an archenemy.
A person’s undoing.
Theme Trope: Enemies to Lovers, Enemies to Allies, Enemies as Lovers/Friends
1st place: $100 via Paypal
2nd place: $50 via Paypal
3rd place: $20 via Paypal
Working Title: Nemesis
Premise: Sometimes great loves begin with great fury. These are such tales of passion and partnership that ignite somewhere closer to hate. Warriors on opposite ends of a battlefield align to oppose a greater evil. Sworn enemies become bound brothers for the greater good. Whatever it is that puts them at odds, it's no match to the power of what binds them together.
Genres: Keep it speculative. Romance on some level is preferred, but not required—passion, emotion, fierce bonds are what we are looking for.
We’re also hoping to see a lot more #OwnVoices pieces, female authors, LGBTQA+ stories, but all are welcome to submit!
Enemies to Lovers
Foe Romance Subtext (But skip the sub and make it TEXT!)
Belligerent Sexual Tension
The Only One Allowed to Defeat You
Beauty and the Beast
Negan/Maggie (Enemies to allies)
Nina and Matthias (Six of Crows)
Batman/Joker (In fanfiction)
Grindelwald/Albus Dumbledore (In fanfiction)
The Doctor/ The Master (Mostly in fanfiction)
Riddick/Fry (Pitch Black)
Length Accepted:1000 to 15,000 words (flexible)
Eligibility: Open to all. No Reprints. No simultaneous submissions.
Multiple Submissions: yes
DEADLINE: August 31
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