Speculative Fiction writers, below is an announcement for a Flash Fiction contest. Take note that there is a maximum 500 word count limit.
- Michaela Roessner -
Sixth Annual OddContest, http://odysseycon.org/contest/contest.html
Sponsored by OdysseyCon, http://odysseycon.org/, a science-fiction convention in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, April 12-14, 2013
500 words or less of speculative prose poetry or flash fiction
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Youth division: under 18 as of Jan. 1, 2013, NO ENTRY FEE, but send only ONE entry
Prizes: $50 to first place; OddCon membership and books, etc. to top 3 places
Adult division: $10 fee per entry; multiple entries allowed
Prizes: $500 to first place; OddCon membership and books, etc. to top 3 places
Details: Send 500 words or less of speculative (science-fiction, fantasy, or horror) fiction or prose poetry (paragraph form) by January 15. No previously-published work.
Helpful definitions: http://odysseycon.org/contest/define.html
Previous winning stories and poems: http://odysseycon.org/contest/winners.html
Judging: The 2013 final judge will be nationally-known Minnesota poet Louis Jenkins. Winning poems/stories will be read at OddCon, published in the program, and posted on the OddCon site.
E-mail your work (maximum length 500 words, excluding title), pasted into body of e-mail or attached as .doc or .rtf, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put CONTEST: (Youth or Adult), last name and first initial in the subject line. Be sure to include your name, date of birth, and a mailing address.
NO POSTAL SUBMISSIONS, PLEASE.
Contest results will be posted by March 15.
Questions? E-mail email@example.com or call 608-566-9087.