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Deadline: February 7, 2021


Season Five: Prismatic


There’s a reason television and movies went from black and white to Technicolor™. The world around us is painted in a kaleidoscope of hues. And this season, we’re going to wreak Havok with that color!
Blue stands for calm, smart, and trustworthy. Give us your best stories of blueberries, bluebirds, and stolen sapphires. A magical pair of jeans that always fits perfectly. An enchanted U.S. mailbox that makes wishes come true—the good ones and the bad ones. Set your story on the BLUE planet Uranus. Bring us to a world where bluebells bloom eternally and azure oceans think for themselves. (Publishes in April.)

Havok provides sharp, memorable fiction under 1,000 words. We want stories that hit fast and strike hard––stories that, no matter the genre, can cut through the day’s troubles and grip distracted readers. And there’s no quicker way to get your masterpiece rejected than to ignore our submission guidelines. So read through the following information and be sure to follow it to the letter. Or else…

Your Story

Your well-edited story should be between 300 and 1,000 words long.
We only accept stories that fit our daily genres (mystery, science fiction, comedy, thriller, fantasy) and Season Themes. Check ’em out. The themes function as story prompts that will help us together craft story collections that readers will love.
Tip: Make sure your opening lines have a strong hook! Hook our editors and you’ll have a better chance all around.

Havok pays authors $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology, and you will receive one complimentary digital copy of the anthology.**
The Editor’s Choice Award winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, additional literary rewards, and fame.
The Reader’s Choice Award winner (the anthology story that receives the highest reader ranking) will receive a $50 Amazon gift card, additional literary rewards, and fame.

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