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Poetry and Short Story Competition: SciFi

Contest Spring 2018

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Contest details

Short Story Writing Contest

Compose a short Sci-Fi story where the principal theme is self-awareness that leads to transformation.


•Use of space: length should be around 2500-3000 words; story uses the space well to accomplish its goals (doesn’t feel too short, too long; purposeful pacing; timely and appropriate building of action, climax, denouement, etc.)
•Moving and vivid plot
•Use of language, dialogue, and human emotion.
•Clarity and precision in word choice
•Engaging, active voice; powerful, purposeful syntax

Please email finished stories to

Fine Print

  • Deadline: March 24, 2018
  • Prize: $150 Amazon Gift Card
  • Questions?