A Return to Optimism
Round 4 open for the new year! Big prizes inside!
Cover art by: Neon Arbiter
Round Four Open January 1st 2013, Deadline January 31st!
For this contest I invite you to return to an optimistic version of science fiction. One where the future is appealing and adventurous; where the new is seen as thrilling and desirable; and where our heroes push us forward to better ourselves and all of humanity.
Give me a story that will fill me with anticipation for tomorrow!
ROUND FOUR PROMPT
"No fate but what we make"
THE JUDGING PROCESS
Stories will be judged on their ability to engage, entertain and excite. Mechanics and grammar will be considered a secondary factor in the judging process, but keep in mind, bad grammar and awkward style can be very distracting and detract from an otherwise enjoyable story!
All entries must comply with the rules, or else face disqualification.
All entries must be science-fiction short stories.
All entries must be of an optimistic nature.
Stories must have between 1000 and 3000 words and word count should be mentioned in the forum post.
Stories must be 18+ or lower rating.
All stories must be posted in the forum in bitem/b-item format by 11:59pm WDC time on January 31st. Any stories edited after 11:59pm January 31st will be disqualified. ( WritingML Help for b-item )
First Prize will only be awarded if at least 3 entries are received, otherwise a smaller participation prize will be given out to the participants. Second prize will only be awarded if 5 or more entries are received and third prize if 8 or more entries are received. Any donations received may increase these prizes. Donations can be sent to GROUP ID# 1877255 or through the forum.
Sci-Fi Merit Badge
10k Awardicon and 10k GPs
Thank you for the generous donations!
Keaton Foster: Know My Hell!
Addison - Writing
ROUND FOUR ENTRANTS AND ENTRIES
Click here for a list of past entries.
A special thanks to jannie ~ opinions on wordiness for carving this lovely page out of the boring wall of text I typed. :)