INSTRUCTIONS & RULES:
NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE!!!!! All submissions must be received by October 15, 2015.
No fan-fiction. Must be original creations by the author.
All submissions must be in the form of a link (DropBox, Goole Docs, or other linkable sharing) or sent through ol'-fashioned Snail Mail. Submission address/instructions will appear after you click submit (below) and hit the "add to cart" button. If you do not know how to create a linkable file: clickHERE (for DropBox) or HERE (for Google Drive). If snail-mailing, mail to: Dwight Hurst, 2363 N Hillfield rd, Suite #7, Layton, UT, 84041.
- Do not submit anything previously published or available anywhere else.
- The winning stories will be included in a digitally published collection. By submitting to the contest, you agree to allow us to have 6 months with your story before you publish it elsewhere or on its own.
- You may submit multiple entires, as long as you submit the entry fee each time.
- Please keep stories to a length of 4,000 words or less.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Winners will be announced October 10, 2015. We will read all submissions, but we cannot personally reply to all authors. An email of winners will be sent to all entrants, as well as an online announcement here. All entrants will also receive a free digital copy of the first issue of Amygdala. You can also listen for updates to the contest on The Broken Brain Podcast, available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting Apps. Some of these updates will include audio from our judges, and all episodes/updates related to the contest will be labelled in the episode name.
First place winner will receive $350 dollars and be the feature story.
Second place will receive $100
Third place will receive $50
Up to 10 additional stories will be selected for inclusion in the first issue.
THIS ISSUE'S THEME
As stated above, Amygdala is a cross-genre collection. This means that you may write about anything, anywhere, and anytime. Feel free to mix genres, if you can do it in a clever way (we like clever). All stories will be asked to be structured around a theme, sort of a literary secret ingredient to be featured in your narrative.
This issues' theme will be:
TECHNOLOGY INTERACTING WITH HUMANS.
This is not an invitation for a stream of robot stories (although we love robots as every good-hearted person does).
The story can include anything that would tie in the theme of interactions between people and technology, machines, devices, etc. It could be a cowboy with a revolver, an 18th century detective using early fingerprinting techniques, a man with an artificial heart, or a machine that records dreams. Anything that uses the interaction of technology and humanity as an engaging device. The use of the theme does not have to be sledgehammered into our faces, it is meant to be a skillfully woven inclusion.
(make sure to click on the little secret easter eggs in our biographies...)