sci-fi/speculative prose and poetry contest
- Fifth Annual OddContest
for 500 words or less of speculative prose poetry or flash fiction. Sponsored by OdysseyCon, a science-fiction convention held in Madison, WI, USA.
Deadline January 15, 2012; results are announced by March 15.
Free entry (no more than ONE entry) for Youth under 18 years as of January 1, 2012.
$10 fee per entry for Adult 18 and over.
Details: Send 500 words or less of speculative (SF & F) fiction or prose poetry (paragraph form). No previously-published work.
Previous winning stories:
Judging: The 2012 final judge will be Minnesota SF-award-winning poet, writer, and editor Terry Garey. 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. Winning poems/stories will be read at OddCon, published in the program, and posted on the OdysseyCon site.
E-mail your work (maximum length 500 words, excluding title), pasted into body of e-mail or attached as .doc or .rtf, to contest12 (at) odysseycon (dot) org. Put last name, first initial, and CONTEST: (Youth/Adult) in the subject line. Be sure to include your name, date of birth, postal address, and phone number. Receipt acknowledged within 3 days.
Questions? E-mail <contest12(at)odysseycon.org> (replace (at) with @) or call 608-635-3966.
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