Member-Sponsored Artificial Intelligence: Sci-fi Contest
|Deadline:||Jan 1, 2017|
From cyborgs and androids to ghosts in the machine, artificial intelligence has long fascinated, inspired and terrified science fiction writers. This competition is looking for your unique take on artificial intelligence, whether in a current day setting or a future world. Your view of AI may be positive, negative or ambivalent. Soft and hard sci-fi welcome, but see judging criteria below.
Your entry must be a complete short story (or flash fiction), no longer than 3,000 words.
Stories will be judged on:
Engagement with the idea of artificial intelligence and the implications for humans.
Storytelling (e.g. story structure, pacing, immersion, plot).
Technical ability (e.g. sentence structure, flow).
Prize money for this contest is provided by the Scribophile Writing Contest Prize Fund.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||$100 cash via PayPal, Selected stories of Philip K. Dick (or equivalent collection), 20 karma points|
|2nd prize:||$75 cash via PayPal, 15 karma points|
|3rd prize:||$50 cash via PayPal, 10 karma points|
Entries must be received before midnight, January 1, 2017 (UTC).
Multiple entries are not allowed.
No poetry, novel chapters, or memoirs.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until a winner is announced.
Your entry must be a complete work (short story or flash fiction), not a chapter of a larger work.
If you have placed in a contest in the past with a particular piece, you may not resubmit that piece to this contest.
To enter the contest, post your work to Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Artificial Intelligence: Sci-fi Contest”. Your work will automatically be considered.
The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline, which is in UTC time.
Entry is free, but you will need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.