The Waiting For Starman Award

Image courtesy Starman film

I’ve been putting out the fire with gasoline
– David Bowie

The Waiting For Starman Award

Writing Prompt

In their final days, a famous celebrity is visited by a mysterious stranger. Why have they cone? What do they want? And how does our protagonist feel about it?


Any genre is acceptable.

Word Count

Up to 600 of your Ziggy words, scattered like stardust.

Due Date

Sunday 24 January 2016. There is no time zone restrictions. As long as it is Sunday somewhere then you can enter.


First prize receives 5000 words feedback from NiTH team on a story or manuscript of your choosing.

All entries received feedback from judges by request.

Entry Format

Please read carefully!

Include a cover image. Ensure that you own the rights to that image or that you have permission, or that the image carries a free license. Make the filename of the image the name of your story.

Also include:


Author name

(Optional) Intro – 150 characters

How do I submit?

You can submit your story here.