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!
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?
With its clever dialogue, original concept, and fun and quirky style, Genipher's entry took the contest:
This rather Whovian piece captures my imagination:
Even in the far future, there are strange creatures and unexplored frontiers:
"The Sun God" [13+]
"The Takeover" [13+]
"The World of Regan" [E]
"This Planet Needs Women" [18+]
"Tomorrow Now" [E]
"The Interpreter " [18+]
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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