Member-Sponsored Science Fiction Contest: Envision
|Deadline:||Sep 30, 2015|
Give us time and space travel, aliens, and scientific advances. Tell readers about impossible inventions and evolutionary changes in humans that allow invisibility or enhance ESP.
Steampunk? Sure. Nanopunk? Definitely. Biopunk? Likewise.
All submissions should have some kind of science fiction element. Each story must be complete. Surprise endings welcome.
Think Ray Bradbury, Harry Harrison, Rod Serling, or Fredrick Brown. Can you add a twist of humor? Great. Keep readers engaged from the opening sentence to the final word.
Envision is an anthology of short stories that will be published in digital format at online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. It will be followed by a print edition a few weeks later.
Winners have been announced! Log in to see them.
|1st prize:||$15 via PayPal or Amazon gift certificate, 30 karma points, Publication in Envision, Digital copy of Envision|
|2nd prize:||20 karma points, $10 via PayPal or Amazon gift certificate, Publication in Envision, Digital copy of Envision|
|3rd prize:||Only offered at the judge's discretion: $10 via PayPal or Amazon gift certificate, Publication in Envision, Digital copy of Envision|
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says "Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Science Fiction Contest: Envision."
The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline.
Entry is free, but you'll need karma points to post your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
Submissions must be 3,000 words or less. If you can tell a story in 500 words, go for it.
No novel chapters, please.
Only previously unpublished work will be accepted.
If your story is accepted, you retain the copyright. However, we ask for exclusive publication rights for six months after the print anthology is released.
We may request that winners make some edits.
The contest will run from now until 11:59 PM, UTC, September 30, 2015. That should allow everyone a relaxing summer vacation and still permit enough time to create a quality story.
Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
Work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until winners are announced.
Entries will be judged blind: Names and titles will be stripped and replaced with an entry number. Winners will be selected by a panel of volunteer readers.