Deadline: June 20, 2023

Entry Fee: $20

About the Competition

We’re looking for the first chapters that grab our attention and leave us wanting more. Your chapter should set the stage for the story to come, establishing key elements like character, world and conflict.

All finalists will receive $50 and anthology publication.

Must be 18 or older to enter.

Competition Guidelines

  • If, after reading the following rules carefully, you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us at [email protected].
  • By entering or participating, you agree to and accept these rules and the decisions of Bardsy, Inc. (“Bardsy”). Winning a prize is conditioned on complying with these Rules and fulfilling all other requirements. If you pay for a contest but do not enter, you can use the credit for a future anthology contest. No refunds will be issued after 24 hours.
  • Bardsy may reject or disqualify a story having any content we consider actually or potentially objectionable to us or to others. Some examples include violence or sex we consider gratuitous or inappropriate, intellectual property violation, invasion of privacy, disparagement of people or places or incitement of violence. We are not limited to these examples. We are not obligated to explain our decision. We are not obligated to screen or identify such matters. We do not assure we will identify or disqualify an entry on these grounds.
  • Author keeps ownership of your work. By entering, you grant Bardsy unlimited, non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual publication and promotion rights to the story and use of your name and likeness, in any and all present and future media and forms of communication of Bardsy’s choice. Bardsy will have the rights, even if we do not exercise them, at any time(s) to make edits, publish and/or promote portions or abridged versions of the story.
  • For more guidelines and submission instructions click here.
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