Yup, you knew someone would do this.
Many thanks to Lisha Cauthen, who sent me the following information:
STONETHREAD FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY CONTEST
NO ENTRY FEE
We’re seeking fantasy and sociological science fiction short
stories to create an anthology in Ray Bradbury’s honor.
Deadline July 31, 2012. Previously unpublished fantasy or
sociological SF only. 1,500 to 15,000 words. All winning
entries will be included in the StoneThread anthology.
Winners will receive a free copy of the anthology, plus
First Place: $50
Second through Sixth: $20
Honorable Mentions: $10
I did go to their website and ironically, I don’t think my story about Bradbury fits what they want. They’re using the above quote by Bradbury to define what they’re looking for and my story doesn’t fit either mold, but seems to be straight forward fiction for once. That said, I do have a short I’ll send and it was inspired by Bradbury, so it’s still suitable on many fronts.
What about you? Got submission?