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Lunar Awards Season Three Starts Now!
Submit your short stories, earn prizes and get recognized.
Today marks the start of Lunar Awards season three! Your fellow Lunarites are standing by, excited to read your fantasy and science fiction submissions. This season there will be one category: Short Story. The First Chapter category will be back in season four. We’ve got some amazing news and prizes for this season, so be sure to read all of the details.
Award Season Three Submission Period:
Short stories must be published on Substack no earlier than Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 12am UTC, and no later than Tuesday, August 08, 2023, 11:59am UTC. A total of 21 days. All times are UTC so there is no confusion on time differences.
Award Season Three Judge:
Award Season Three Editorial Reader:
We have our very first sponsor and guest judge! Storyletter XPress will be sponsoring season three, and the founder Winston Malone will be our guest judge. From three finalists he will choose the winner and honorable mentions. You can read more about Storyletter XPress on their Substack. You might remember Winston as the winner of our First Chapter category from season two.
This season we’ll give away our first prize pack to the winner!
A six-month paid comp to Storyletter XPress Access. Read about the great benefits Winston is giving the winner.
A six-month paid comp to the Lunar Awards, which grants you 7-day early access notification for the next award season.
A $25 monetary prize. US residents may choose either PayPal (minus fees), an Amazon.com e-gift card or a Bookshop.org e-gift card. International residents will be paid via PayPal in participating countries.
Before submitting, please read the FAQ, which contains the complete rules. Ask in the comments if you have questions. The judging period is 7-14 days after the deadline before a winner in either category is announced.
Post a link to your short story in the comments of this post. The entry will be verified with a confirmed ✅ response comment. If it violates a rule, it will be considered temporarily declined until a correction is made.
Let’s read some stories!
🚫SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!