“Write Spec Fic, Win Prizes, and Aid the Foremost North American Public Assemblage of Speculative, SF and Fantasy Fiction.
“The Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest is open to all writers of all levels (published, unpublished, emerging, etc.), without restriction. While based in Toronto, Canada, the contest is international so writers of any nation may enter. Your entries must be stories, must be a maximum of 5,000 words in length, and must have a speculative fiction element.
All of the shortlisted writers will have the opportunity to pitch a novel to ChiZine Publications, plus cash prizes for first, second, and third place. The contest is still open to submissions, with only a week and a half to go before the deadline closes (February 15, 2013).”
For the full details, including how to enter, click here
SpecFicNZ says: Please note: this contest is fee based, and entries must be accompanied by a $5.00 (CDN) entry fee.