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Rated: 18+ · Message Forum · Contest · #2140378
A contest inspired by the serious need for more good sci-fi




In my brief time here, I've come to really enjoy writing.com: the people, the stories, the contests, and the kind reviewers. However, I have really been missing out on some good short science fiction and an incentive to get involved with a community of writers who also enjoy it. To the end of inspiring both, I've decided to host a Science Fiction Short Story Contest.


The rules are simple:

Write a short story inspired by the prompt that is of less than 2000 words.
I will pay 15,000 (updated) Gift Points for the best submissions and an awardicon (as per recent request - I'm open to discussion about adjusting the prize).
Post in the forum with BITEM only.
I will judge entries starting August 1st, and provide (hopefully) thoughtful reviews for all submissions.
May the best sentient being win!

Contest Re-opening for October!
The prompt:
Apocalypse - Denied!
Every day, the world becomes a little more complicated, perhaps even a little more fragile and frightening, leading the imagination to wonder, "When will the next shoe drop, what will go wrong?" In Fantasy, it is a common trope that the hero saves the day from a "swiftly tilting planet", usually some contrived evil. But this is science fiction - when humanity is almost lost, what will plausibly threaten us? What will save us?

October Entries:
 Sacrifice  (ASR)
An asteroid is about to hit the Earth.
#2171866 by BrokenPen

 The Carbon Farmer  (E)
A newly rich guy ends up saving the world in his attempt to save the world.
#2172326 by Jeffhans

 
STATIC
The Days Of Future Past  (13+)
What happens when Crystal Ball finds herself a new master?
#2172603 by bobturn-of-the-screw



September Winners!
With its clever dialogue, original concept, and fun and quirky style, Genipher's entry took the contest:
STATIC
The Interpreter   (18+)
Every flower has a message.
#2170645 by Genipher


Runners-up:
This rather Whovian piece captures my imagination:
 
STATIC
The Sun God  (13+)
In search of the temple of the sun
#2168244 by bobturn-of-the-screw

Even in the far future, there are strange creatures and unexplored frontiers:
 
STATIC
The World of Regan  (E)
When a cargo ship crashed on Dark Zone, how'd the Regan Force save the crew of the ship!!!
#2168998 by Rima~Job Hunting :(




September Entries:
"The Sun God [13+]
"The Takeover [13+]
"The World of Regan [E]
"This Planet Needs Women [18+]
"Tomorrow Now [E]
"The Interpreter [18+]





Donations:

48K GPs: Jeffhans -- Thanks for your support!
10K GPs + banner sponsorship: eyestar-go raiders -- Thanks so much for the support and for linking me up with a E Weatherwax . The banner is awesome!




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by Rima~Job Hunting :( · 09-02-18 @ 12:39 pm
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by Paul D · 08-23-18 @ 8:54 am
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