AMYGDALA SHORT STORY CONTEST!

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 AmygdalaYou 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.

PRIZES

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. 

 

Click HERE to Submit your Story!!!!!

 

THE JUDGES

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

 

  Jacopo della Quercia     is the Author of  The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy ,   and a regular   contributor to the Cracked website  . His specialties include comedy, history, steampunk genre, and their combination. Follow him on Twitter at: @Jacopo_della_Q to see how funny he can be. 

Jacopo della Quercia is the Author of The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy, and a regular contributor to the Cracked website. His specialties include comedy, history, steampunk genre, and their combination. Follow him on Twitter at: @Jacopo_della_Q to see how funny he can be. 

  Adam Tod Brown   is an Editor at   Cracked  , where he writes a weekly humor column titled   "The People Vs Adam Tod Brown,"   He is also a   standup comedian   and   the host & creator of the Unpopular Opinion podcast.   Find him on Twitter at:   @adamtodbrown (with one D people)   and   @unpops  . 

Adam Tod Brown is an Editor at Cracked, where he writes a weekly humor column titled "The People Vs Adam Tod Brown," He is also a standup comedian and the host & creator of the Unpopular Opinion podcast. Find him on Twitter at: @adamtodbrown (with one D people) and @unpops

   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. 

   Weak and Meaningless  is the author of the short story Sugar.    She focuses her writing on Science Fiction, Fantasy, and everyday life.  Not much is known about her besides the fantasy she surrounds herself in as it continues to be written.

Weak and Meaningless is the author of the short story Sugar.  She focuses her writing on Science Fiction, Fantasy, and everyday life.  Not much is known about her besides the fantasy she surrounds herself in as it continues to be written.