The Portal Prize in Speculative Fiction

The Portal Prize in Speculative Fiction is open for submissions. Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000 and publication in Easy Street. Finalists receive $100. The winner and all finalists will be published in The 2018 Portal Prize Anthology.

Two copies of the anthology will be supplied to every writer appearing in it. Entry fee is $10. Writers may enter more than once. Original language must be English and length must not exceed 10,000 words. The plot should require a significant suspension of disbelief (typically fantasy, science fiction, horror, magical realism, etc.).

Contest participants receive free downloads of prize anthologies to date. (Since this is the inaugural offering of the Portal Prize, the Lascaux Prize anthologies will be made available.) Submissions close 28 February 2018.


The Lascaux Prizes in Collected Poetry and flash fiction are also open for submission. See the Lascaux Review Contests Page for more information.

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