Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Coach's Midnight Diner Anthology: Christian "Slanted" Genre Fiction

Got the link for the following info from the estimable J. Mark Bertrand over at the Faith in Fiction discussion board. If you write CSF, you might want to drop by and read the full guidelines.

What I am looking for:
Unpublished Short Fiction 10,000 words or less in the following categories, written with a Christian slant:

*Hardboiled Detective/Mystery (Examples:Raymond Chandler, Janet Evanovich)
*Horror/Weird Fiction (Examples:H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King)
*Conspiracy/Aliens/Paranormal (Examples:X-Files, Millennium)
*Suspense/Adventure (Examples:Dan Brown, James Patterson, Dean Koontz)
*The Fantastic/Archetypal Exploration (Examples:Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Neil Gaiman)
*Futurist (Examples: Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits)
*Crime/Police Procedural (CSI, Law and Order)

Combinations of the above genres are also welcome.

In addition to the above categories, I am also offering three cash awards for writing for the following prompts:

Jesus Vs. Cthulhu: This one's wide open. There are so many ways to approach this prompt. Open up the creativity box and let's see what you've got.

That One That Happens In A Diner: The story has to happen in a diner. Blinding flash of the obvious, right? All before-mentioned categories are eligible.
...and one category that will be decided based upon the work received.(Think Editor's Choice with a fun name.)

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