AMYGDALA SHORT STORY CONTEST!

Issue #2, 2016

So grateful to those who submitted stories, thank you, thank you,  thank you!

The 2016 Short Story Competition is now CLOSED for submissions. 

PLEASE stay tuned to this page and to @amygdalazine on Twitter, announcements will be coming soon!

 

This Year's THEME:

Stories may be from any genre, any type, any any any any. As said before, as long as it hits the judges right in their AMYGDALA it is working. All submissions must fit within a certain specified theme. Part of the contest is applying your creativity to tell a story within that theme, in a way that only YOU can. 

This year's theme is:

Bad Coping Skills 

What do your characters do in reaction to stress, loss, disappointment, or the other foibles of life? Do they respond in unhealthy ways to tragedy, or is their entire life paradigm a bit...lacking? Does waiting in line at Starbucks push them over the edge, or are they evenly keeled until that band of space-pirates tortures their uncle? Do they drink too much, silently judge, or start getting stabby? The dysfunctional sky and your own ghastly imagination is the limit. REMEMBER the key here is to be clever and inspire an emotional response, not to try to out-shock us with your best Tarantino impression. 

THIS YEAR'S JUDGES

(make sure to click on the little secret easter eggs in our biographies...)

 

  Ivan Infante   is the author of    False Ransom   ,    Fixed Fight,    and the Comic Book    Cannibal Detective  .  He is a longtime screenwriter and his award-winning short film  "    Pretty Little Doggie   ," can be seen online. He is currently hard at work on his third novel, the upcoming   Fake Bank  . He specializes in classic noir crime fiction.   Follow him on  Twitter at: @eddiemarsattack  or view his website at:  www.ivaninfantewrites.com . 

Ivan Infante is the author of False Ransom, Fixed Fight, and the Comic Book Cannibal Detective. He is a longtime screenwriter and his award-winning short film "Pretty Little Doggie," can be seen online. He is currently hard at work on his third novel, the upcoming Fake Bank. He specializes in classic noir crime fiction. Follow him on Twitter at: @eddiemarsattack or view his website at: www.ivaninfantewrites.com

  Darryl Mansel  is a comics genius. He is so genius that he decided to start writing his own independent comic book:  Pineville (check out https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pineville#/ to contribute to his fundraiser).    Darryl  is a veteran, a  podcaster , a writer, and a family man. He is the creator of the Poprika Podcast, and the Lord & Master of the Poprika Podcast FaceBook group, which you should probably join today.

Darryl Mansel is a comics genius. He is so genius that he decided to start writing his own independent comic book: Pineville (check out https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pineville#/ to contribute to his fundraiser).

Darryl is a veteran, a podcaster, a writer, and a family man. He is the creator of the Poprika Podcast, and the Lord & Master of the Poprika Podcast FaceBook group, which you should probably join today.

   
  
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     Valeri Paxton-Steele  is the author of the paperback    Shadowstyx by Valkyri  ,   Poetry and Prose of Depression,    as well as the Kindle e- chapbook    Underneath: Poetry by Valeri Paxton-Steele  .   She also contributed to the anthology    Silver Lining: Poets Against Violence    as well as the upcoming anthology    100 Voices   by Centum Press.

Valeri Paxton-Steele is the author of the paperback Shadowstyx by Valkyri, Poetry and Prose of Depression, as well as the Kindle e- chapbook Underneath: Poetry by Valeri Paxton-Steele.

She also contributed to the anthology Silver Lining: Poets Against Violence as well as the upcoming anthology 100 Voices by Centum Press.

   Dwight Hurst    is a   Psychotherapist  ,   Writer, and   Humorist  .   He is the founder of the Amygdala Collection and the creator & host of   The Broken Brain Podcast.   

Dwight Hurst is a PsychotherapistWriter, and Humorist. He is the founder of the Amygdala Collection and the creator & host of The Broken Brain Podcast.