2023 UNCHARTED THRILLING STORY AWARD

JANUARY 1 TO FEBRUARY 28, 2023

JUDGED BY GABINO IGLESIAS

We invite writers to submit to the Uncharted MagazineThrilling Story Award from January 1 to February 28, 2023. This Award is for all three genres: SF/F, Thriller/Horror, and Mystery/Crime. Guest judge Gabino Iglesias will choose three winning stories from a shortlist. We’re excited to offer the winner of this prize $1000 and publication, while the 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive publication and $300 and $200, respectively.

Uncharted Magazine publishes SF/F, Thriller/Horror, and Mystery/Crime Short Stories from fiction writers of any background or experience. We want stories that thrill us, that make us feel alive, that awaken our desires to explore and go on adventures.

GUIDELINES

  • The deadline for entry is February 28, 2023. We will announce the winner and finalists within 8-10 weeks of the contest’s close. All writers will be notified when the results are in.
  • Your $20 reading fee allows 1 story of 1,001-5,000 words per entry.
  • We allow multiple submissions—each set of 1 story should have a separate submission accompanied by a reading fee.
  • We only consider unpublished work for contests—we do not review reprints, including self-published work.
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay—please notify us and withdraw your entry if you find another home for your writing.
  • All entries will also be considered for publication in Uncharted Magazine.
  • Double-space your submission and use Times New Roman 12 pt font.
  • Please include a brief cover letter with your publication history (if applicable).
  • We only read work in English.
  • We do not read blind. The judge will read anonymously from the shortlist.
  • Note: To ensure the protection of our volunteer readers, and to keep Uncharted a safe space, please let us know in your cover letter if your work can be triggering in any way. This will have no bearing on your submission or a decision—we just want to ensure the best possible environment for our readers. Thank you for your understanding.

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