Fantasy Contest with Steampunk category


Got fantasy, futuristic, or paranormal? Then the On the Far Side contest is

for you!!

Welcome dragons, witches, ghosts, vampires, shape shifters, unicorns, or

any creature your imagination can conjure up in a galaxy far, far away,

from a time long ago past, or in your very own backyard.

Enter contest today to reserve your spot, but you can upload your

file any time until contest deadline!

2011 On The Far Side Contest for Unpublished Authors

Sponsor:  Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Special-Interest Chapter

Fee:  $20 FF&P members / $25 non-FF&P members

Deadline:  April 15, 2012

Eligibility:  Must not be published in full length fiction (40,000+) for

the genre entering/or not published in genre entering for past 5 years

Enter:  2 page maximum synopsis (OPTIONAL) and first 20 pages of manuscript

To enter, go to the website:

Payment via PayPal is preferred.

*2011 Categories*

  • Romantic Elements
  • Hard Science Fiction/SF/Futuristic
  • Dark/Light/General Paranormal
  • Time Travel/Steampunk/Historical with Paranormal Elements
  • Dark/Urban/General Fantasy
  • Young Adult


1. All entrants must be valid members of RWA National® with a valid RWA®


2. Entries shall consist of first 20 pages of manuscript plus an

optional, unjudged 2 page maximum synopsis of the novel. A prologue and/or

second chapter may be included if within total page guidelines.

3. Do not include illustrations, author bio/photos, vocabulary lists, or


4. Entries shall be in standard manuscript format, 12 pt Courier or

Courier New font or 14 pt Times New Roman font, 1" margins, and double

spaced. (*Documents not in these formats will be disqualified and

contest entry fees will be forfeited*.)

5. The title and category should be on top left of the page, page number

on top right.

6. The author's name *should not* appear anywhere on the manuscript or

synopsis. Entries bearing the author's name on them *shall be

disqualified and entry fee will be forfeited*.

7. Entries must be submitted by midnight EST *April 15, 2012*. If

requirement is not met, entries will be unopened and entry fees will be

forfeited. Payment must also to be received by Contest Coordinator before


8. *NEW!!*  Entry forms may be submitted in advance of file upload.

Entrants will receive an email with instructions for how to edit their

entry form and/or upload or re-upload their files. No changes may be made

after the contest deadline.

9. Entries must be received in RTF (Rich Text Format) files only. (To

convert your file to RTF, open the document, go into File, click on Save As

and choose RTF format. This will create a new document with the same title

in RTF format.)

10. No more than TWO (2) entries per entrant per category.

For More Information or Questions: Please contact the Contest Coordinator,

Kerri Nelson (Vice-President of FF&P) at:

Kerri Nelson

Chapter Vice-President

Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal

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