Friday, January 8, 2010
Writers of the Future, science fiction contest
Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.
To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length.
There shall be three cash prizes in each quarter: a First Prize of $1,000, a Second Prize of $750, and a Third Prize of $500, in U.S. dollars or the recipient's locally equivalent amount. In addition, at the end of the year the four First Place winners will have their entries rejudged, and a Grand Prize winner shall be determined and receive an additional $5,000. All winners will also receive trophies or certificates.
Four deadlines a year: December 31, March 31, June 30, and September 30.
Winners and finalists may be included in the annual Writers of the Future Anthology.
Complete rules here: http://www.writersofthefuture.com/rules.htm
There's also an Illustrators of the Future contest for new and amateur science fiction and fantasy artists.
Note: For information about all the annual writing contests in Canada, order The Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar. Details here.
For information about Brian Henry's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.