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Current Competitions


Please find some basic rules here. Ito view them please go here ​

  1. All entries have to be sent via email to submissions@arenafantasymagazine.co.uk 
  2. MS word/word pad documents only in Dot, Doc or .txt format only.
  3. Please forward your PayPal transaction email to me and please put your contact details in the body of the email also enclosing your stories title too
  4. The document itself needs to be attached.
  5. All entries MUST have the title, word count and page number in the footer. Failure to adhere to the entry guidelines will result in disqualification from this competition. No refunds offered
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Number of Entries

Word count— No more than 5000 words (title not included)

Entry - £8.00 (discount on multiple entries)

Winner -  Will win 50% of the prize pool*  Winners will be published and featured in the September issue released on 15 September 2022. Runner up will win 25% of the prize pool plus publication.

Requirements - Must be based on this scenario - Your main character is left in the forest to die, as the annual sacrifice to the god of the forest. The god shows up, but this year he is not interested in the death of his sacrifice. He is looking for a new servant and/or sidekick

Closing date - 31 August 2022
Submission guidelines - Please submit your entry to submissions@arenafantasymagazine.co.uk with the following in the email body:
Name
Story Title
Word Count
Pseudonym (If Applicable)
Telephone Number
Mob (if applicable)
PayPal Ref

Entry format - dot, doc, docx RTF or .txt format only

 

* Denotes may change depending on entries

The 300

The main character from 300
Number of Entries

Subject - We are looking for short flash stories based on anything medieval or fantasy-based. This can be supernatural if you wish.

Prize - First place wins an annual subscription to AFM.  The 2nd-5th place will get a free issue. All entries will be considered for publication in an anthology as well as published in the magazine.  All shortlisted authors  will receive a firstwriter.com voucher worth $15 / £10 / €15, allowing them to take out a free subscription to firstwriter.com, providing access to details of hundreds of publishersliterary agents, and writing competitions, and magazines!"

Word Count - up to 300 (not including title)

Closing date - 31 August 2022

Entry price - £2.50 per entry Discounts for multiple entries

Entry format (as attachment) - dot, doc, Docx RTF or .txt format only

Submission guidelines - Please submit your entry with the following in the email body (for each entry):
Name
Story Title
Word Count
Pseudonym (If Applicable)
Telephone Number
Mob (if applicable)
PayPal Ref


2k Flash

Word count - 2000

Subject - All entries must be based on the image across.

Prize - First place wins *£20.00 and publication and feature in the Septembers issue released on 15 September and  the finalists will receive a firstwriter.com voucher worth $15 / £10 / €15, allowing them to take out a free subscription to firstwriter.com, providing access to details of hundreds of publishersliterary agents, and writing competitions, and magazines!" All entries will be considered for publication

Word Count - up to 2000 (not including title)

Closing date - 31 August 2022

Entry price - £2.00 per entry Discounts for multiple entries

Submission guidelines - Please submit your entry with the following in the email body:
Name
Story Title
Word Count
Pseudonym (If Applicable)
Telephone Number
Mob (if applicable)
PayPal Ref

Entry format - dot, doc, docx RTF or .txt format only


* Denotes may change depending on entries


golden 2k
Number of Entries

Say What?

Say what?

Your entry will be donated to BBC Children in Need.


Subject - Write a fantasy story using one of the below STAND ALONE lines of dialogue prompts

  1.  “Do you know who I am?”
  2.  “I am the last one of my race.”
  3.  “There she goes.”

Prize - First place wins an annual subscription to AFM.  The 2nd-3rd place will get a free issue. All entries will be considered for publication in an anthology as well as published in the magazine.

Word Count - up to 1000 (not including title)

Closing date - 31 August 2022

Entry price - £2.00 per entry Discounts for multiple entries

Entry format (as attachment) - dot, doc, Docx RTF or .txt format only

Submission guidelines - Please submit your entry to submissions@arenafantasymagazine.co.uk with the following in the email body (for each entry):
Name
Story Title
Word Count
Pseudonym (If Applicable)
Telephone Number
Mob (if applicable)
PayPal Ref


Pudsey Says

AFM's Free competition

Say what?


Subject -Gladiatorial Battle - Your MC has been captured and put to fight in the Arena. Choose their path. Do they win or do they die?

Prize - First place wins an annual subscription to AFM.  The 2nd & 3rd place will get a free issue. All entries will be considered for publication in an anthology as well as published in the magazine.

Word Count - up to 2500 (not including title)

Closing date - 31 August 2022

Entry price - Free (however donations are accepted and have no bearing on winners)

Entry format (as attachment) - dot, doc, Docx RTF or .txt format only

Submission guidelines - Please submit your entry to submissions@arenafantasymagazine.co.uk with the following in the email body (for each entry):
Name
Story Title
Word Count
Pseudonym (If Applicable)
Telephone Number
Mob (if applicable)
PayPal Ref (if Donation)