2013 Rogue Writing Contest

Assent Publishing wants submissions for their 2013 Rogue Writing Contest. All subgenres of horror, suspense, thriller, and apocalyptic fiction accepted. Complete manuscripts only, at novella (40,000 – 50,000) or full-length (70,000-100,000) word counts. All submissions will be judged by Assent Publishing’s acquisitions and imprint editors.


Prizes: Grand price receives Assent Publishing contract and assorted goodies.

Entry Fee: None

Deadline: Submissions accepted through October 31, 2013

For more information, visit their website.

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