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Jan 8, 2014

Aeon Award Contest 2014

Albedo One

Ireland’s Magazine of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
proudly announces the 9th International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest:
The Aeon Award 2014
Grand Prize: €1000
Second Prize: €200
Third Prize: €100
Plus guaranteed publication in Albedo One for the top three stories
as chosen by our esteemed Grand Judges
Ian Watson, Eileen Gunn, Todd McCaffrey and Michael Carroll.

The Aeon Award is a prestigious fiction writing competition for short stories in any speculative fiction genre, i.e. fantasy, science fiction, horror or anything in-between or unclassifiable. The Aeon Award short fiction contest has been running since 2004 and has a Grand Prize of €1000 and publication in Albedo One! Second and third place contest prizes are €200 and €100 as well as guaranteed publication in Albedo One, the leading Irish magazine of science fiction, fantasy and horror. The contest opens January 1st and ends on November 30th.
Entering the Contest is Simple!

(1) Make sure to read the contest conditions and guidelines here, but in short: If your story is science fiction, fantasy or horror, is less than 10,000 words in length and has not been previously published, simply paste it into the body of an email with your contact details and send it to with “Aeon Award Submission” as the Subject of the email.

(2) Pay the €7.50 entry fee, which we have kept as low as is feasible, by simply clicking on this link, which brings you to a page where you can add the fee to your shopping cart and start the payment process (this page also has full instructions for paying the fee). We use PayPal to allow you to quickly and securely pay the fee using your credit or debit cards. Try it, it’s easier than you think!

We understand that rules in fiction contests and writing competitions can be confusing, so we’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions page for the Aeon Award Contest. We also welcome queries and questions, no matter how small, by email, to Frank Ludlow, at Alternatively, ask your questions in the comments section of this blog and I will pass them on to the contest administrators.

Still wondering why you should enter the Aeon Award contest? Then see our Why Enter? page.

 Thanks for your interest in the Aeon Award short fiction contest, and the very best of luck!!!

See this post on the Albedo One website.

Browse last year's shortlist.

See the 2012 winning and shortlisted entries.

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