The folks over at Ragazine are holding a contest for speculative fiction written by a person of color. Here are the details from the contest page:
Entries must be 6,000 words or less, in the genre of science fiction, fantasy or horror.
Send stories in body copy of e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59 p.m. September 20th.
Subject line should read: Contest: Speculative Fiction by People of Color
Include Name, Mailing Address, telephone number and e-mail address at top of entry. Your information will be stripped out, a number will be assigned to the story and it will be forwarded to the fiction editor for consideration.
No formal introductory letter, bio or publishing history, please. We are interested in reading your story. Biographical information will be requested from the winners.
NO SNAIL MAIL ENTRIES. They will be discarded.
NO ATTACHMENTS. E-mails with attachments will be deleted.
NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: Previously unpublished only.
Submission deadline may be extended at discretion of Ragazine.CC.
ENTRY FEE: $15.00 per story
Payment by PayPal ONLY. (Follow link above to the contest page to pay.)
Submissions will not be accepted until Entry Fee is received by Ragazine. Ragazine.CC reserves first right to publication, and the right to cite and excerpt the winning pieces in various promotions thereafter. All other rights revert to the author after initial publication.
Once you have paid your entry fee and received confirmation of receipt, e-mail your entry (entries) to email@example.com.
PRIZES: First prize $1,000.00 for the best piece
of speculative fiction completed by a person of color in 2013. Final judge Sheree Renée Thomas will provide a critique of the 2nd and 3rd place entries. Honorable mentions will be made to the 4th and 5th place entries.