Monthly Archives: April 2017

That’s Time, 2017!

Antique Stopwatch by Amethystia

Pens down!

Well done, Class of 2017, you have acquitted yourselves admirably! With a flood of last-minute submissions, this turned into our second-best year ever, with an overwhelming majority (80%!) of our entries from Canadian writers! Thank you so much for your support, and I hope you will come enjoy the Merril Collection when you are in Toronto!

All entries have been responded to and assigned to our readers. If you have not received an acknowledgement of your entry, please query! Otherwise, we have quite a heap of reading ahead of us, so look back for our list of finalists in early May!

Laaaaast Call, 2017!

Cheerleader by Shiba-Aku

This is it! Today is the last day to submit to the 2017 Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest! We’re taking submissions until midnight EST, but I will tell you secret: I won’t officially close the contest until I wake up tomorrow morning. So send those stories in!

I was quieter than usual this year, but I am just thrilled with how the community has picked up my slack! The Toronto community, in particular, has shown up and showed us how vibrant and strong a specfic we have here, how many writers truly appreciate what the Merril has given us over the years. Our submissions from Toronto and area writers are up almost 50%!

But remember, you don’t have to be local, or even Canadian, to submit! We encourage international submissions, pan galactic submissions, interdimensional submissions – we don’t discriminate, just send ’em in!

Best of luck!