may, 2019

01may1:00 am1:00 amFeature Story Contest - Don't Be A Hero: A VILLAINthologyInternational Entry Fee: Free
Max word count: 10,000
Top Prize: Publication

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The Fairfield Scribes are releasing Don’t Be A Hero: A VILLAINthology, and we’re looking for our feature story.


Heroes are boring. Standing up for weaklings, defending the status quo, reacting instead of acting. Villains are the go-getters, the ones who put grand plans into motion, the ones who change the world.

For their own benefit, naturally.

Villains are complex individuals with tales of their own to tell, and it’s hard to have a great story without them. There’s the dark figure cackling in the shadows, the grinning businessman behind the desk, the evil emperor sending forth his legions, the jerk down the hall who deliberately parks too close to the line every day . . .

Sometimes, it just feels good to be bad.

​Submissions are open between March 1st and May 1st, 2019. Original stories only, please – no reprints will be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if your story is accepted for publication elsewhere. Word length can be between 2,000-10,000 words, which includes the possibility of a flash series of 2-4 pieces (as long as the total word count for all pieces together is between 2,000-4,000 words and the stories are all related in some way).

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