1. Write & Submit

Write a story by February 28, 2013 that meets the following criteria

  • Must be a science-fiction story
  • Must explore a utopian/dystopian theme
  • Must feature a technology that's scientifically plausible
  • Must feature a non-human character (what is a non-human? you tell us!)
  • Must be more than 1,500 words but less than 4,000 words

Sorry, this event is not currently accepting new entries. Check back for future events!

2. Read & Rate

Once you have submitted your story, the real fun begins!

  • Read stories that have been submitted by other members
  • Rate the stories you do and don’t like
  • Provide and receive feedback for your fellow writers
  • Meet other up-and-coming writers

Read Great Stories

3. Fun Will Be Had!

Though writing should be all the incentive you need, there is more!

  • We will be offering up a variety of unannouced awards. Why unannouced? Because we want this to be about fun first. All submissions can qualify, not just the best rated ones.
  • Top-rated stories will be selected for critiques by authors like Chuck Wendig, Adam Christopher, Joseph Nassise and Kat Howard. Also, prizes!
  • Challenge yourself to come out with a polished, short story.
  • Stretch your writing and critical muscles to the limit!