The Inaugural Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest

The Friends of the Merril Collection are running a Speculative Fiction Short Story Contest in order to raise awareness of, and funds for, the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy through the Friends of the Merril Collection (whose stated objectives, codified in the organization’s constitution, can be found at

The Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest, as we are referring to this contest – which we plan to make an annual event – will distribute cash prizes to three winning entrants, as judged by a panel of authors, editors and other notables in the Canadian Speculative Fiction community.

The contest is open to international entrants without restriction on country of residence, entrants’ publication history (or lack thereof), or any other delimiting factors (though entrants not of age of majority will need a parent or guardian’s permission in order to enter).

The contest will be open to original, previously unpublished entries from November 15, 2011 through February 15, 2012. On November 15th we will post a PayPal button to the site which may be used to pay entry fees online. In the meantime we ask that entrants please wait until the contest officially opens before sending any contest entries.

For full rules see either the Contest Rules or FAQ pages. For all other information please use the menus and tabs to navigate the site.

If you have questions relating to anything about this website or the Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest please address them to Michael Matheson at


Posted on November 1, 2011, in Announcements, Status Updates, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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