2021 Valhalla Fiction Award

submitted by

Tempered Runes Press

Call For Submission

Tempered Runes Press is looking for works of fiction to appear in Volume 1, Number 1 of Bluing the Blade. All works accepted for publication will receive payment and a contributor page on our website. Works published in Bluing the Blade will automatically be considered for the 2021 Valhalla Fiction Award. Winners of the award receive a $50 prize, a featured author interview in both the journal and on our blog, and are listed on our website’s award page.


  • Any genre/theme
  • Limit 1 short story with 7,500 words or less
  • Must be in English (can use short phrases/words in other languages)
  • Previously published works NOT permitted

$10 per published piece via PayPal or Check

$5 per submission | $10 for expedited decision

Submission Period
July 1, 2020 -October 31, 2020

Submissions Guidelines URL
Contact Name
Taylor A. Russo
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Fiction Press