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    Fifth Annual OddContest http://odysseycon.org/contest.php for 500 words or less of speculative prose poetry or flash fiction. Sponsored by OdysseyCon, a
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      Fifth Annual OddContest


      http://odysseycon.org/contest.php


      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.

      Guidelines:
      http://odysseycon.org/contestguidelines.php

      Helpful definitions:
      http://odysseycon.org/contestdefinitions.php


      Previous winning stories:
      http://odysseycon.org/contestarchives2011.php

      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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