Every year, QSF holds a flash fiction contest to create an amazing new anthology of queer speculative fiction stories. We ask authors to do the nearly-impossible – to submit a sci fi, fantasy, paranormal or horror LGBTIQA story that has no more than 300 words.

Our 2018 theme is “Impact,” and we will be accepting entries between March 1st and April 2nd, 2018. For full details and contest rules, see our 2018 page here.


Previous Editions

We’ve now run the contest four times, and put out books showcasing the best stories from Discovery (now out of print), Flight and Renewal:

Discovery, Flight, Renewal

For our first year, the theme was “Endings“. To see the top three stories and the three honorable mentions from 2014, click here. (15 entries)

To see the rest of the submissions from 2014 (where the authors gave us the go-ahead to post them), click here.

For the second year, the theme was “Discovery“. To see the winners and honorable mentions from 2015, click here. (115 entries)

For the third year, the theme was “Flight“. To see the winners and honorable mentions from 2016, click here. (172 entries)

Order Flight Here

In year four, our theme was “Renewal.” For the list of winners, click here, and for samples written by the organizers, click here. (207 entries)

Order Renewal Here



13 thoughts on “Contest”

  1. The angles call to us in a time along ago but for a time there where dragons a strong and powerful they where knowen as the dragons of flight but this is not a story that ends in a happy ended no it will not all but one dragon survived the Holocaust One who will shape the world that will be known as Elysium…..
    To be continue

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