A contest inspired by the serious need for more good sci-fi
In my short time here, I've come to really enjoy writing.com: the people, the stories, the contests, and the kind reviewers. However, one thing I've been missing out on is some good short science fiction, and an incentive to get involved with a community of writers who enjoy the same. To the end of inspiring the same, I'd like to propose a new science fiction short story contest.|
The rules are simple:
Write a short story incorporating the writing prompt, of less than 2000 words.
I will pay 30,000 (updated) Gift Points for the best submissions.
Post in the forum with BITEM ONLY.
I will judge entries starting January 2nd, and provide (hopefully) thoughtful reviews for all submissions.
May the best sentient being win!
Contest Re-opening for January!
"That technology, though - it could save more lives than I ever dreamed. Or end them."
All entries were a joy to read. However, I don't want to burn through those GPs too quickly! In recognition of its excellent use of the prompt, solid writing, and compelling setting, I'm going to award the December prize to:
Great plot, setting, and use of prompt:
"Nothing here" [E]
"Dear Diary" [E]
"The Mysterious Planet" [E]
"Captain Blainst's Decision" [E]
This was a difficult decision, as I had to choose among craft, emotional impact, and a number of other factors. However, in the end, I chose this entry because of its timely nature and how it touched me:
Despite the difficulty of judging among the creative pieces offered, all of which were a pleasure to read, these were my favorites among the runners-up:
"The Junkyard" [E]
"Through her eyes" [ASR]
"Take Pride in Yourself" [13+]
"Portal Team 9: New World" [E]
"Skinless Aliens" [18+]