Bradbury’s Memorial Anthology

“Science fiction is the art of the possible, not the art of the impossible. As soon as you deal with things that can’t happen, you are writing fantasy.” – Ray Bradbury

Yup, you knew someone would do this.

Many thanks to Lisha Cauthen, who sent me the following information:


We’re seeking fantasy and sociological science fiction short
stories to create an anthology in Ray Bradbury’s honor.
Deadline July 31, 2012. Previously unpublished fantasy or
sociological SF only. 1,500 to 15,000 words. All winning
entries will be included in the StoneThread anthology.
Winners will receive a free copy of the anthology, plus

First Place: $50
Second through Sixth: $20
Honorable Mentions: $10

I did go to their website and ironically, I don’t think my story about Bradbury fits what they want.  They’re using the above quote by Bradbury  to define what they’re looking for and my story doesn’t fit either mold, but seems to be straight forward fiction for once.  That said, I do have a short I’ll send and it was inspired by Bradbury, so it’s still suitable on many fronts.

What about you? Got submission?




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6 Responses to “Bradbury’s Memorial Anthology”

  1. Giora says:

    Thanks, Victoria, for the info about the contest. Both my novels have an element of fantasy like Ray Bradbury says above,”a story that deal with things that can’t happen.” But they don’t have science fiction. Maybe I’ll submit a short story before the deadline. Best wishes with your submission.

  2. vicki says:

    You’re very welcome, Giora. They don’t have to have both elements to go in the anthology. Just one or the other, so good luck with your fantasy submission! 😀

  3. I have ONLY two short stories I’ve ever written that I thought were passable, both SF. But I haven’t looked at them in years. Hmmnn…

  4. Victoria says:

    Get ’em out and dust ’em off and good luck! Sadly, I discovered the short story I wanted to enter doesn’t fit their required word count. It’s not flash fiction, but it’s too short for them. Sigh. The only short I have that’s long enough and finished is not particularly Bradbury-esque, but I might still try it.

  5. I cannot find a way to submit a story to the Bradbury-esque Anthology. Nothing is offered. How can I submit a story?

    • vicki says:

      I’m sorry, the post about the Bradbury Anthology was from 2012. It’s not a yearly anthology, so the window is closed.

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