The 11th International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest

Publish Date: Feb 26, 2016

Deadline: Nov 30, 2016

Albedo One Ireland’s Magazine of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror proudly announces the 11th International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest

The Aeon Award is a prestigious fiction writing competition for short stories in any speculative fiction genre, i.e. fantasy, science fiction, horror or anything in-between or unclassifiable. The Aeon Award short fiction contest has been running since 2004 and has a Grand Prize of €1000 and publication in Albedo One, the leading Irish magazine of science fiction, fantasy and horror! The contest opens January 1st and ends on November 30th.

Entering Competition

  1. Make sure to read the contest conditions and guidelines, but in short: If your story is science fiction, fantasy or horror, is less than 10,000 words in length and has not been previously published, simply paste it into the body of an email with your contact details and send it to with “Aeon Award Submission” as the Subject of the email.
  2. Pay the €7.50 entry fee, which we have kept as low as is feasible, by simply clicking on this link, which brings you to a page where you The Contest uses PayPal to allow you to quickly and securely pay the fee using your credit or debit cards. Try it, it’s easier than you think!
  3. We understand that rules in fiction contests and writing competitions can be confusing, so we’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions page for the Aeon Award Contest. We also welcome queries and questions, no matter how small, by email, to Frank Ludlow, at

Entry fees


• Grand Prize: €1,000 and publication in Albedo One
• 2nd prize: €200 and publication in Albedo One
• 3rd prize: €100 and publication in Albedo One

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