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Tomorrow Prize Winner

“Freedom” by Ashley Anderson from Port of Los Angeles High School won the inaugural Tomorrow Prize for Short Fiction. Anna Maria Horsford read the story aloud and Anderson will receive a prize of $250. The ceremony was held May 25, 2015 at Sci-Fest LA, the Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival. For more:

Roswell Award Winner

“Grandma’s Sex Robot” by William Hawkins won the inaugural Roswell Award short story writing contest. Gates McFadden read the story aloud and Hawkins will receive a prize of $1,000. The ceremony was held May 25, 2015 at Sci-Fest LA, the Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival. For more:

WNDB Short Story Contest

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), an organization that addresses “the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature,” has announced a short story contest for “a previously unpublished diverse author.” The winning story will appear in forthcoming middle-grade anthology Stories for All of Us  (Crown), edited by WNDB president Ellen Oh. The winner will receive a […]

Baen Memorial Contest Opens

Baen Books has opened the 2015 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award contest. Co-sponsored by the National Space Society, the contest focuses on stories of near-future space exploration. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2015. The grand prize includes publication on the Baen website at professional rates, an engraved award, an assortment of Baen […]

Roswell Award and Tomorrow Prize

Sci-Fest LA, the Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival, has announced a new SF short story contest called the Roswell Award, open to writers 18 and over worldwide. A $1000 prize will be granted to the best short science fiction story of 1,500 words or fewer. Submission deadline is January 15, 2015. The festival is […]

2014 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Winners

Winners of the first annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Awards were announced August 16, 2014, at Gen Con in Indianapolis IN. Grand Prize: “The Golden Knight”, K.D. Julicher First Runnerup: “Phoenix for the Amateur Chef”, Scott Huggins Second Runnerup: “The Girl with No Name”, Travis Heermann The contest focused on adventure fantasy short stories of 8,000 […]

2014 Rita and Golden Heart Awards Winners

The RITA and Golden Heart Awards were presented by the Romance Writers of America at their annual convention in San Antonio. The RITA is presented for best novel, and the Golden Heart is a contest for the best novel by an unpublished novelist. Winners of genre interest include: RITA for Paranormal Romance: The Firebird, Susanna […]

Baen Memorial Contest Winners

Winners have been announced for the 2014 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest. Grand Prize: “Low Arc”, Sean Monaghan 2nd Place: “Balance”, Marina J. Lostetter 3rd Place: “Wind Shear”, Angus McIntyre The winning story will be featured on the Baen Books website and paid professional publication rates. The contest is sponsored by Baen and the National […]

New Prize for Children’s Writing

Scholastic UK and “luxury writing instruments” company Montegrappa have partnered to create the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children’s Writing. The contest is open to any unpublished author 18 from the UK or Ireland who has a novel aimed at ages 7-12. Entrants should submit the first 5,000 words of their novel, along with a […]

BSFS Amateur Writing Contest

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) announced their BSFS Amateur Writing Contest is open to entries through June 15, 2013. The contest is open to Maryland residents or students at Maryland colleges, and there is no entry fee. First place winner will receive $250, be published in BSFSFan (the Balticon convention guide), and will be invited […]

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