sci-fi & fantasy prose poem/flash fiction contest
- Science Fiction & Fantasy Prose Poem/Flash Fiction Contest
sponsored by OdysseyCon
a science-fiction convention in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
April 4-6, 2008
$500 for 500 words of speculative prose poetry or flash fiction
Deadline: January 1, 2008 (postmark)
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, 2008, 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
Judging: Final judge will be noted SF poet Bruce Boston (see
hometown.aol.com/bruboston/). Blind judging; preliminary readers will
select the top ten 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 1, 2008. 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 @);
pay directly at oddcon.com/contest.html), or
mail a check to address below, 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
contest2008(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.
Postal-mail: include a check for $10, payable to OdysseyCon (or pay
via PayPal), for each story/poem entered in the Adult division; no
entry fee for Youth. Print your story or poem (maximum length 500
words, excluding title) on white paper in a 12-pt. ordinary font,
with your name, date of birth if Youth entry, mailing address, phone
number, e-mail address, and the title of your story on a separate
page. Identification will be removed before judging. Manuscripts will
NOT be returned. Do not send your only copy. 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.
OddContest (indicate Youth or Adult)
P.O. Box 7114
Madison, WI 53707
Questions? E-mail contest2008(at)oddcon.com (replace (at) with @).
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