OPEN SPACES | Science Fiction Short Story Contest 2015

Copyright Darren Kirby

Using one of of the prompts from Writing Prompts For Science Fiction Stories as a starting point, write your best science fiction story of no more than 700 words.

Make sure you follow all the guidelines listed below, including how to format your entry. Make sure to include links to your website, twitter, or other contact page.

OPEN SPACES | SCIENCE FICTION STORY CONTEST 2015 GUIDELINES

Short List & Winner Announcement

Read the full short list and winner announcement here.

WHAT ARE THE CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS?

Include a character that is suffering from a virus of some kind. It doesn’t have to be the main character.

 

WHERE SHOULD IT BE SET?

Because this is a science fiction short story contest you have carte blanche to set it anywhere you like, fictional or real.

 

ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS?

Make sure it’s clear what writing prompt you used from the list. If you’re not sure if it is clear, indicate with one you chose in your submission. It won’t count against the word count.

DUE DATE

All entries for the OPEN SPACES | Science FIction Short Story Contest 2015 should be due and finalised by 12 June 2015

 

SUBMISSION FORMAT

Include the title, author name and contest name like this:

<h1>STORY NAME<h1>

<h2>by Author Name<h2>

The tags help with formatting your entry.

 

To place an external link, like a link to your homepage or social media site, copy the following code into your submission, and replace the text as appropriate:

<a href=”WEBSITE_LINK”>TEXT</a>

 

WHERE CAN I ENTER?

Enter via the Entries page. Make sure you’ve double checked spelling and any relevant links.

If you make a mistake or need to change anything contact us at nithwritingcomp (@) gmail.com

 

PRIZES

The winning entry will receive a gift of 5000 words edited by two of NITH’s trusty editors.

All short listed stories are eligible for feedback on request by the author.

 

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