Cyberpunk Flash Fiction Contest | The Gibson Bigend Award

cyberpunk flash fiction contest

Taking your cues from the master of cyberpunk, write a flash fiction story that uses the unequal distribution of technology as a main theme or plot point.

Cyberpunk Flash Fiction Contest





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Writing Prompt

The future is already here. Is just not very evenly distributed.

-William Gibson


Whether you imagine a near future urban sprawl, or like the people of Mumbai and New York, are already living in one, Cyberpunk is always just here and right around the corner.

For this cyberpunk flash fiction contest think about the issues and dramas the present distribution of technology has created.

Use this as your prompt for this flash fiction competition.


Short Story Contest Guidelines

Follow the guidelines as best as you can, but don’t be afraid to express your creativity and challenge the rules and requirements.

  • Due Date

    3rd July 2015

  • Word Count

    No more than. 450 words

  • Prizes

    Winner: 5000 words edited by the NITH team
    Short List: Feedback on your story by request

Story Requirements | Cyberpunk Flash Fiction Contest

Cyberpunk has its own brand of themes and motifs. Try to incorporate elements of cyberpunk in your story. Things like

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Body Modification
  • Hacking and Computer Science
  • Transcendence
  • Characters

    There is no fixed limit on the number of characters you can use. Use of cyberpunk tropes will help in capturing the flavour of your story

  • Setting

    The future is already here, so the setting can be Herr and now, an alternate now, or an appropriately cyberpunk near future

  • Special Requirements

    No other special requirements.

Entry Format

Include the title, author name and contest name like this


by Author Name

For the AWARD NAME Contest

Where do I Enter?

You can enter at our Entries page.

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