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Time to Announce the “Clarity” Winners

We are thrilled to announce this year’s QSF flash fiction winners – the authors and stories that took home the top prizes. We’re also including a teaser from each one. Like what you read? Preorder a copy now: Amazon | Apple | B&N | Kobo | SmashwordsAll Buy Links We also wanted to say that even if your story didn’t win )(and there are 309 that didn’t), this year’s batch was some of the most creative and well-written that we’ve received. We’re thrilled you took the time to be a part of it, and hope you will try again next … Read more

Clarity Cover Reveal


It’s finally time to reveal the cover for Clarity – our 9th annual flash fiction contest (and 8th anthology): clarity(noun) Four definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell: 1) Coherent and intelligible 2) Transparent or pure 3) Attaining certainty about something 4) Easy to see or hear Clarity features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi. The book releases on October 5th. You can preorder your copy now (Clarity authors, we’ll be providing you with discounted preorder links … Read more

Clarity Judges’ Picks and Director’s Picks


It’s that time once again – time for more Clarity announcements! Today, the Judges’ Picks and the Directory’s Pick. These are stories that were amazing, but for whatever reason were not chosen for the top three. Each judge singled out one of them for special recognition: Harmony – Jaymie WagnerJudge: Angel MartinezStories that take risks tend to catch my attention, and Harmony certainly does that. The author cleverly illustrates humans attempting to communicate with an alien collective, but the humans need someone who thinks differently for any chance of success. Both a metaphor for the rewards of communicating with someone … Read more

Announcing the “Clarity” Anthology Stories and Authors


Every year, I have the honor of announcing the stories and authors that were chosen for our Queer Sci Fi flash fiction anthology. Here’s our announcement schedule for this year: August 1st: Anthology selections August 22nd: Honorable Mentions September 5th: Judges’ and Director’s Choices September 21st: Cover reveal October 5th: Book release and top three winners And now, without further ado, the anthology picks – congrats to all: A. B. Encarnacion – Arene, 27F Invisible A.H. Lykke – Fresh A.J. Clarke – Shinigami Abbie Bernstein – Kids Know Alden Loveshade – Clouds Alex Blanc – Death by Siren Alex Liddell … Read more