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    Science Fiction & Fantasy Prose Poem/Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by OdysseyCon  www.OddCon.com a science-fiction convention in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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      Science Fiction & Fantasy 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
      OddCon.con/contest.html
      Deadline: January 1, 2008 (postmark)

      Adult division:
      18 and over, $10 entry fee per story/poem; multiple entries allowed
      Prizes: $500 + OddCon membership to first place; books, etc. to top 3

      Youth division:
      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 
      entry submitted.

      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.

      Mailing address:

      OddContest (indicate Youth or Adult)
      Odyssey Con
      P.O. Box 7114
      Madison, WI 53707

      Questions? E-mail contest2008(at)oddcon.com (replace (at) with @).



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