Greetings, literary taxidermists! We want to give you an update on the Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition.

First, thank you—everyone!—for your participation in the competition. Whether you’re a writer or reader (or both!), we are indebted to your energy, support, creativity, and enthusiasm. You really made the past three years a success. In fact, last year we had our largest number of participants and our most eclectic set of stories. The competition's unique tête-bêche anthology, 34 Stories • 124 Beloved, really captured the pleasures and possibilities of literary taxidermy. If you haven’t picked up a copy, we encourage you to do so. You won’t be disappointed!

Unfortunately, last year’s competition was also our most challenging. Covid took its toll, and given the unique trials and pressures of the pandemic we’ve decided we need to take a pause in 2021. Regulus Press is still committed to literary taxidermy—as are all of us who have worked on the competition—and we’re actively looking for other ways to celebrate literary taxidermy during this year. We have a few irons in the fire, and we’ll let you know new news as soon as we do. We’re sad to miss this year, but looking forward to returning in 2022.

In the meantime, please continue to support all our wonderful authors. Join our mailing list, pick up one or more of our anthologies, and keep writing!