speculative prose poem/flash fiction contest: odysseycon
- Speculative Prose Poem/Flash Fiction Contest
sponsored by OdysseyCon www.OddCon.com
a science-fiction convention in Madison, Wisconsin, USA April 4-6,2008
$500 for 500 words of speculative prose poetry or flash fiction
Guidelines: OddCon.con/contest.html Deadline: January 1, 2009
18 and over, $10 entry fee per story/poem; multiple entries allowed
Prizes: $500 + OddCon membership to first place; books, etc. to top 3
under 18 as of Jan. 1, 2009, NO entry fee, but send only ONE entry
Prizes: $50 + OddCon membership to first place; books, etc. to top 3
Details: Send 500 words or less of speculative (SF & F) fiction or prose poetry (paragraph form) by January 1st. No previously-published work, but simultaneous submissions are allowed, and multiple adult submissions are encouraged. A $10.00 entry fee must be paid for each entry submitted.
Last year's winning stories: http://www.oddcon.com/stories.html
Judging: The 2009 final judge will be noted SF author Joe Haldeman (see http://home.earthlink.net/~haldeman/). Blind judging; preliminary readers will select the top twenty manuscripts in each division to be sent to the final judge. Convention committee members and friends, family, and degree-program or professional students of the judge may not enter. Winners to be notified and results posted by March 15, 2009. Winning poems/stories will be read at OddCon, published in the program, and posted on the OddCon site.
E-mail: pay entry fee of $10 per story/poem via PayPal (to <treasurer(at)oddcon.com> (replace (at) with @)
you may pay directly at oddcon.com/contest.html), if entering Adult division. E-mail your work (maximum length 500 words, excluding title), pasted into body of e-mail or attached as .doc or .rtf, to <contest2009(at)oddcon.com> (replace (at) with @)
Put last name, first initial, and CONTEST: Youth or Adult in the subject line. Be sure to include your name, date of birth if Youth entry, mailing address, phone number, and the name/e-mail payment was made by, if not the one used to enter. Receipt acknowledged within 3 days.
NO POSTAL SUBMISSIONS.
Receipt acknowledged within 3 days if an e-mail address is included. Contest results will be posted on the OddCon website and e-mailed by March 1; if you have no e-mail, include SASE for results, or check the website.
Questions? E-mail <contest2009(at)oddcon.com> (replace(at) with @)
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