Apex Valentine's Day Flash Fiction Contest
Apex Magazine




Every year Apex Magazine hosts a flash fiction contest centered around a holiday. In the past we’ve run contests featuring Halloween and Christmas. While those were both fun, this year we’ve decided to set you all loose on another holiday: Valentine’s Day.
That’s right. Apex is looking for some bad lovin’!
Your story does not have to directly involve Valentine’s Day, but it should imbue the spirit of the holiday in a twisted Apex fashion. Love lost, love won, the holiday itself, Cupid, romance gone horribly, horribly wrong, pining for a mate … the theme for this year’s contest is wide open so have fun with it! Just make sure you give us story that screams love Apex-style in no more than 250 words.


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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Horror

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 250 words
6 cents/word


Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 38 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
47 min | 54.58 mean avg | 53 median | 79 max days
Responded:
94.73%
Accepted:
-
Rejected:
94.73% (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
5.26%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
5.26%
Withdrawn:
-
Pending:
0 pending responses (0 min | 0 mean avg | 0 median | 0 max days waiting)
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