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

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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 (check out "Newbie Hyperlinking 101 - Bitem Format [E]).
I will judge entries starting on the 1st of each month, and provide (hopefully) thoughtful reviews for all submissions.
May the best sentient being win!

Contest Reopened for February: Space Lasers Edition!


Edgar paused at the door, taking a deep breath. Months of his life had spent getting to this door. He'd broken laws, invested thousands of dollars, and spent hundreds of hours for this moment, but finally, he was here, at the heart of the conspiracy. He raised his hand and knocked.

The door opened to reveal a tall, thin man with blonde, greasy hair and an unkempt beard. This would be the one the network called Cutter. He smiled, a thing as greasy as his hair. "Edgar, it's nice to finally meet you. Come in."

Edgar stepped in, then paused, noting the dark-haired young man behind the desk. In contrast to Cutter, he was clean-shaven and non-descript. That would be the one called Baker.

"Likewise. I'd like to say how much I've heard about you, but the truth is I know almost nothing about you, just your cause. I don't even know what you want from me."

Cutter grinned. "That's good to hear: anonymity is our greatest ally. Our cause is as popular as it just: most people agree with us, in principle, but they just aren't willing to do what must be done. But we've been watching you, and we hope you may be different. Lasers, Edgar. We want lasers in space, and we think you're the man to see it done."
 
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Space Lasers!  (13+)
Science Fiction Short Story Contest
#2244247 by BlackAdder



Space Lasers! If it's got lasers, space, and a plot, join the conspiracy and swing by for this month's contest!



February Entries
 
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Space Pizza  (13+)
Contest entry about space lasers and space pizza.
#2244301 by D. Reed Whittaker

 
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Space Battle  (ASR)
Space Lasers Sci-Fi Contest Entry
#2244278 by LightinMind

 Lasers* Lost In Space  (18+)
A conflict between two planets may end soon. But only if an old weapon can be found.
#2245348 by PureSciFi

 
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Laissez Faire  (E)
How Marty and Emily saw the light.
#2245369 by Bob's Alternate Realities



January Winner
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Green Australia Superpower  (E)
WINNER: Sci-Fi contest- How the greening of Australia made it the world's superpower
#2240993 by LightinMind


January Entries:
"A Sunny Day in Space [13+]
"Green Australia Superpower [E]


December Winner:
Visitors  (13+)
A memory of an alien visit
#2240667 by BrokenPen



December Entries:
"Visitors [13+]
"Crystal Futures [ASR]




Judging



Donations:

48K GPs: Jeffhans -- Thanks for your support!
10K GPs + banner sponsorship: eyestar~ -- Thanks so much for the support and for linking me up with A E Willcox . The banner is awesome!
50K GPs - Same Ol' Sum1 -- Thank you to a sci-fi fan!
385K GPs - Anonymous. Thanks so much for supporting the contest!
50K GPS - Bob's Alternate Realities Thank you so much for supporting the continuation of the contest!
50K GPS - D. Reed Whittaker Thanks so much for your donation!
10K GPS - Kellie Burke Thanks for your support!
15K+ GPS - brokenpen Thanks so much!
50K GPS - Nixie I much appreciate the support!

(Current Sci-FI Contest account: ~470K, so good for some time - will consider upping the prize next month)

Contest Archives


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by LightinMind · 02-14-21 @ 3:37 am
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by PureSciFi · 01-31-21 @ 3:11 am
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by Rima- A Happy New Year 2 ALL.. · 12-31-20 @ 9:08 pm
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by LightinMind · 12-31-20 @ 4:09 am
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by BlackAdder · 12-30-20 @ 10:57 am
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by BrokenPen · 12-29-20 @ 6:57 am
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by dog pack:saving4 premium renew · 11-15-20 @ 10:17 pm
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by Rima- A Happy New Year 2 ALL.. · 11-15-20 @ 8:44 pm
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by D. Reed Whittaker · 11-14-20 @ 5:10 pm
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by LightinMind · 11-13-20 @ 2:07 am
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by K.HBey · 11-12-20 @ 1:59 pm
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by dog pack:saving4 premium renew · 10-26-20 @ 5:24 pm
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by Ned · 09-30-20 @ 4:38 pm

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