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Into the Void Fiction Prize

Article by ERMurray © 8 August 2019.
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Competition deadline: 1st November 2019


1st Place: $1000 + publication on the website and in print Issue 15 of Into the Void
2nd Place: $200 + publication on the website and in print Issue 15 of Into the Void
3rd Place: $100 + publication on the website and in print Issue 15 of Into the Void


August 1st: Submissions open
November 1st: Submissions close
December 1st: Shortlist announced
December 14th: Winners announced

Terms and Conditions

Stories must be a maximum of 5,000 words. The word count will be strongly enforced: a story of 5,001 words is invalid and will be rejected without refund.
Stories must be unpublished in all formats including personal websites and blogs.
Stories must contain no identifying information in the document or in the title of the document or in the ‘Title’ section within Submittable as submissions are read blind in keeping with Into the Void’s ethos of fairness and equality. The blindness policy will be strongly enforced: a submission that includes identifying information will be rejected without refund.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed but submissions must be withdrawn immediately when accepted elsewhere and will not be refunded.
This contest is open to writers based anywhere in the world.


Each entry of a single short story costs $12 Canadian. There is no limit to entries per person. The money received from entries will go toward the prize money and anything extra will be used to cover the many costs of running Into the Void. None of the money received will go to any of the editors or other staff of Into the Void. Each entry comes with a free one-year online subscription to Into the Void worth $9.99.

See here for further details.

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Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her first book for young adults Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) was published June 2016. Her debut novel for children aged 10-12, The Book of Learning - Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children and the follow-up The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The final installment The Book of Revenge will be published in February 2018.

Elizabeth has poetry and short fiction published in journals across the UK and Ireland - including Ogham Stone, Southword, South Circular, Esc and 3am - and has been shortlisted in various competitions including TV3AM Short Story, Francis MacManus, and Aesthetica Creative Works. She has also performed in Ciudades Paralelas: Station - a live writing installation.

Hoping to encourage new writers, Elizabeth provides manuscript reports and online writing courses through Inkwell Writers and Big Smoke Writing Factory. She is a regular at literary festivals, and offers adult workshops on writing for children and young adults, as well as multiple events and workshops for children and teens.

You can connect with Elizabeth on Twitter @ERMurray, Facebook www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author or her blog www.ermurray.com