Monthly Micro Fiction Contest

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Monthly Micro Fiction Contest

January Theme: Afro-Solarpunk

Black and African authors only. Send up to one micro fiction.
Submissions must be 250 words or less and based on the monthly contest theme.

No submission or contest fees.
Submissions are capped at 100 per monthly contest.

One winner per month gets a prize of $25 and publication on the Solarpunk Magazine website, from where it will be emailed to hundreds of our blog subscribers and posted to our social media pages.

Each winner is announced the following month. All other regular submission guidelines apply.

All monthly micro fiction contest submission windows open at 12:01 a.m. on the third Friday of each month, and close at 11:59 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month.

The theme for December 2021 is “Afro-Solarpunk”
The submission window will be open from January 21-27, 2022. 

Monthly Micro Fiction Contest
Open Submission Windows and Themes


January 21-27 — Afro-Solarpunk Futures (black & African authors only)
February 18-24 — Climate Fiction
March 18-24
April 15-21
May 20-26 — Queer Futures (LGBTQIA2S+ authors only)
June 17-23
July 15-21
August 19-25
September 16-22 — Indigenous Solarpunk Futures (Indigenous authors only)
October 21-27
November 18-24
December 16-22

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